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Strikes Over Factories Sell Off

Union members at Remploy begin strike action today after the Government announced plans to close or sell 54 factories in the UK, including those in Leicester and Stoke. Further strike action is planned next week.

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Remploy workers strike in Stoke-on-Trent

Remploy workers striking in Stok-on-Trent Credit: ITV Central
54 Remploy factories could close under plans to save money Credit: ITV Central

Hundreds of disabled workers who work for a government funded manufacturer are on strike today.

54 Remploy factories including those in Leicester, Worksop and Stoke-on-Trent could close under plans by Ministers to save money.

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