Hundreds of former Remploy workers have found other jobs or are in training after taking up a Government employment support package.
Disabled workers who have lost their jobs after the closure of Remploy factories are staging a protest outside the Tory Party Conference.
Remploy workers in Chesterfield have begun a five-day-strike as they are worried that they are about to lose their jobs.
Remploy, a company which provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities, has confirmed that a preferred bidder has been identified for its automotive business based in factories in Birmingham, Coventry and Derby.
Negotiations will now be held to complete a transaction as soon as possible.
The company made the announcement as it confirmed three factories in Blackburn, Neath and Sheffield are to close as no bids have been made for the furniture part of the business.
Disabled workers who have lost their jobs following the closure of Remploy factories are to stage a protest outside the Conservative Party Conference later.
Twenty-four sites were closed in August as part of government cut backs.
The Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent factories are among three more due to shut later this year and and the future of a further 18 are uncertain.
Remploy workers in Chesterfield have begun a five-day strike as they are worried they are about to lose their jobs.
The factory is being sold, but workers do not know who is bidding for it or whether their jobs will be guaranteed.
It follows the closure last month of the Remploy factory in Pontefract.
A strike planned by Midlands Remploy workers for Monday has been called off.
They had planned to protest over plans to close sites in Stoke-on-Trent, Worksop and Leicester.
Workers were set to strike over a planned consultation process - the union plans to meet with members next week to discuss further action.
Workers from Remploy have been striking today in Stok-on-Trent.
It's over the plans by Ministers to save money that could see 54 factories close.