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Campaigners fighting to save a number of local Remploy factories from possible closure in the summer have been lobbying parliament.
An independent review recommended that in future government support for disabled workers should be focused on individuals rather than institutions. But opponents claim that many of those facing redundancy won't be able to find jobs.
Remploy workers from our region are joining a march in London to lobby parliament against the closure of Remploy factories. Demonstrations are taking place across the country.
Remploy employs disabled people. 36 of the 54 Remploy sites are set to close this summer with compulsory redundancies for 1,752 people, of these 1,518 are disabled. The remaining 18 sites will close soon after.
Sites at Ashington, Cleator Moor, Gateshead, Newcastle and Spennymoor are under threat.