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:
We are expecting the vast majority of the workforce across the 54 factories to strike. They are rightly angry that they face a bleak future on the dole, as it is always more difficult for those with disabilities to obtain employment.
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.