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Remploy workers protest

Sacked Remploy workers are demonstrating at the Tory Party Conference over the closure of factories, which meant compulsory redundance for 1,752 people.

During August sites at Pontefract and Worksop closed. The factory in Leeds is due to close later in the year. A further 9 others, including Chesterfield, are due to be sold off. The future of the 18 other factories, employing 872 workers, is yet to be determined.

We intend to bring home to Conservative activists the harsh reality of decisions made by this government to close Remploy factories and the cynical way Ministers used disabled charities to throw disabled workers out of work.

– Phil Davies, GMB National Officer