Remploy workers have announced a 5 day strike at the Chesterfield and Springburn factories from 3rd September. Members of the GMB and Unite unions are protesting about the terms of transfer for new buyers of the factory.
The Department for Work and Pensions has removed the obligation for a new employer to provide a pension for the workers.
Twenty-four Remploy sites have closed this month leaving their workers on the dole. Three more, including the Leeds site, are due to close later in the year. The future of the 18 other factories is yet to be determined. A further 9 others, including Chesterfield, are due to be sold off.