– A Department for Work and Pensions spokesman
We're disappointed that the unions are taking strike action which will do nothing to secure the future jobs of Remploy staff.
The Government would encourage the trade unions to fully engage with Remploy during the consultation process to provide the best possible support and success for disabled staff who may leave the company.
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.