Job losses for Sunderland Remploy factory

A Remploy packaging factory in Sunderland is at risk of closure.

The government has announced 875 compulsory redundancies at Remploy factories across the country - including at the factory based in Sunderland.

Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.

Workers at risk of redundancy are in 15 Remploy factories in total.

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More Remploy job losses

The government announced yesterday that there would be more job losses at Remploy factories across the country - including at the Sunderland branch. Only 1 in 10 of those made redundant have since found work.