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Workers in west Cumbria who are set to lose their jobs following the announcement that disability employer Remploy is to close their factory have criticised the decision. The Cleator Moor site is one of five earmarked for closure. 15 people are employed there making protective clothing.
Local MP Jamie Reed said:
"I have been working with the employees to try and secure the future of the business in Cleator Moor.
"On four separate occasions I had a meeting arranged with the minister and on four separate occasions that meeting was cancelled."
He added: "I think this work force have been treated in a despicable way by the government.My aim now is to work with the local authorities and local businesses to try and get support for a employee buy out. That's what the work force want to spend their redundancy money on."