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Remploy worker Steven Collins said he feels let down by the Government as he faces redundancy in the planned closure of half of the firm's factories nationwide.
Read more on today's protests in the region at ITV Central.
Disabled workers across the country are striking in protest at the Government's planned closure of half of Remploy's 54 factories.
Disabled workers across Britain are holding the first of two 24-hour strikes in protest at the Government's decision to shut down or sell off half of Remploy's 54 factories:
For more on ITV Central's coverage of the strike action, including an interview with a worker at the firm's Derby plant and footage of chanting on the picket line in Stoke-on-Trent, click here.
Similar protests have attracted politicians and the press alike in Bridgend. ITV News Wales has the full story.
The union Unite is calling on ministers to follow the example of the Welsh Government which has pledged £2.4 million a year for up to four years for employers who give jobs to Remploy workers when the factories in Wales close:
Disabled workers will stage the first of two 24-hour strikes today in protest at "hard-hearted" plans to close their factories.
Thousands of staff at 54 Remploy factories across Britain will walk out as part of a union campaign to keep them open.
Half the factories face closure by the end of the year, while others face an uncertain future or closure next year under Government plans.
Ministers have argued that the factories are loss-making, and money would be better spent helping individuals find jobs elsewhere.
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While a leading disability charity backs the shutdown, strike action against Government closures of 27 factories reveals a complex issue.
Disabled worker Neil Pearce said the shutdown of half of the company's factories across the UK is a "cop out" by the Government.