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Fears for Remploy workers over possible factory closure

Remploy workers are at risk Credit: Remploy

A union representing staff at a North Derbyshire Remploy factory fears they could lose their jobs by the end of the month after being told the site has now been sold. The factory in Chesterfield employs more than fifty workers with disabilities.

Not all of them, says the union, will be offered work by the new owners. It's been under threat after the Government announced wave of closures - claiming that Remploy factories faced a shortfall of around seventy 70 million pounds last year.