Workers at Remploy factories are holding two 24 hour strikes - starting today - to protest at Government plans to close or sell 54 UK sites, including those in Leicester and Stoke.
Remploy provides work for people with disabilities.
The Unite union is staging the 24 hour walkouts today and next Thursday.
A continuous overtime ban started last week.
Maria Miller, minister for disabled people, has told MPs the £320 million budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.