'Factory closures will push disabled people into poverty'

Disabled people in Remploy have not taken lightly the decision to withdraw their labour. These are workers who do not have large amounts of savings. So for them to sacrifice a day's pay shows the passion with which they are trying to save their jobs ... [The Government's] decision to force the closure of Remploy means that thousands of disabled people and their families will be put into poverty and their health is bound to suffer.

– Phil Davies, GMB national officer

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Remploy staff hold 24hr strike

Disabled workers at 54 Remploy factories across Britain are holding the first of two 24-hour strikes. They are protesting against the announced closure of 27 factories under Government plans.