Remploy workers across the region have been on picket lines this morning urging the Government to rethink plans to close several factories.
Last week it was announced that sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Leicester will be shut. Other sites including Chesterfield and Derby have been opened up for tender and could be taken over.
Remploy employee in Staffordshire Steven Collins explains his fears for the future.
Stoke-on-Trent MPs Joan Walley and Robert Flello visited the picket this morning to show their support to the workforce.
Neil Salter from the Unite union said workers were "fighting back" and determined to get a better deal. He described the decision to close the Stoke-on-Trent site as a "heartbreak".