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Remploy jobs threat "incredibly stressful"

The future of staff at a North Derbyshire Remploy factory has been raised in Parliament.

The factory in Chesterfield employs more than fifty workers with disabilities. But the GMB union claims not all of them will be offered jobs after the site was sold.

Remploy factories have been under threat after the Government announced a wave of closures, claiming that they faced a shortfall of around £70 million last year. Ministers are aiming to get more disabled people into mainstream jobs.

Speaking in a debate In Westminster Hall, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins said recent events had been "incredibly stressful" for staff.