Remploy strike hits Norwich factory

Workers at the Norwich Remploy factory have joined thousands across the county on strike at plans to close their factories. Although the Norwich unit is not under threat, 36 of the 54 Remploy factories around Britain face closure and the Unite union is campaigning to keep them open.

The factories employ a large proportion of disabled staff. Ministers have argued that the factories are loss-making, and money would be better spent helping individuals find jobs elsewhere.