Unions have reacted with anger at the news that a number of Remploy factories are to close, including the one in Cleator Moor.
The Union announced recently they will be holding strike action against the decision.
Heriot-Watt University and College Union representative Ruth Aylett, says the unions and staff are shocked, angry and insulted by proposals to cut jobs.
Positions could be lost at the University's textile department in an attempt to cut costs.
University and College Union bosses are meeting with textile department staff in Galashiels today to discuss potential job cuts.
Heriot-Watt University revealed proposals for a shake up of staff and jobs earlier this week.
The cost cutting proposals include getting rid of a quarter of staff members from the Textile department at Heriot-Watt University's Galashiels based campus as part of a five-year plan the University says is designed to ensure 'continued financial sustainability'.
Union bosses say up to a quarter of the staff could go at Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design in the Scottish Borders.10 jobs would be lost at the institution in Galashiels if the cuts go ahead.
The impact of the government's welfare reform agenda on housing and homelessness is to be discussed at this months Dumfries Trades Union Council meeting,
Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service Sue Irving will talk about the impact bedroom tax will have on social housing.