Remploy workers protest in Chesterfield

Workers at the Remploy factory in Chesterfield, who have been on strike this week, are protesting in the town.

It is part of a long running dispute to save their jobs and conditions of work. A demonstration is being held outside the Town Hall as they try to get the government and Remploy to reverse their policies.

Workers at Chesterfield's Remploy factory face a bleak future with the threat of job losses at the plant which manufactures specialist equipment for the health service. The plans to close and privatise Remploy factories represents a huge attack on workers with disbalities, some of the most vulnerable workers in our community.

– James Eaden, President of Chesterfield TUC