Campaigners fighting to save Remploy factories which employ hundreds of people with disabilities in the Calendar region will be gathering support for their petition at Sheffield train station later.
Remploy employees have taken to their picket lines again today.Read the full story ›
A 24 hour strike called by the GMB and UNITE unions has seen more than half of Remploy workers take part in the industrial action today.
The company has 54 factories, including Sheffield and Chesterfield, where workers padlocked the gates.
In Sheffield, where the GMB’s national officer was present, employees climbed over the fence to get into work. There, employees going in to work were photographed and told that their pictures would be posted on the internet.
The Government decided to reduce funding for specialised Remploy factories which provide work for disabled people, but has announced it is willing to consider private organisations bidding to take over nine of the sites including the Chesterfield Remploy.
Hundreds of Remploy workers are holding another day of strike action over planned closures to some of their sites. Factories in Chesterfield and Leeds among others in our region could shut resulting in job losses.
Ahead of next week's strikes against the planned closure of Remploy factories in the region, staff are starting action. Factories in Leeds, Pontefract, Chesterfield and Worksop have been earmarked to close. Staff today start a continuous overtime ban.
Remploy staff who face losing their jobs are heading to London to protest about factory closures.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of disabled workers have staged a mass demonstration in protest at plans to close Remploy factories across the region. They took to the streets in Sheffield at what they see as a government "betrayal". Ministers say that disabled people are better served in mainstream employment.
A protest is taking place in Sheffield by Remploy workers.Read the full story ›
Protests against planned closures of Remploy factories are taking place in Sheffield
A protest is being held by staff working at Remploy. Factories in Leeds, Pontefract, Chesterfield and Worksop are on a list of 36 closing this summer.