A march is taking place on Saturday which will see the people of Wrexham show their support for Remploy workers. The march and rally was agreed after a meeting was held on Friday between Ian Lucas MP for Wrexham and Trade Union representatives.
The rally follows a UK Government decision to withdraw funding for 7 out the 9 Remploy factories across Wales, including the enterprise business in Wrexham. A 90 day consultation period will be held over the job losses.
The decision has provoked an angry response from Remploy workers. Mr Lucas said:
Wrexham Councillor, David Bithell has also pledged his full support in the fight to keep the factory open after visiting the workforce last week.
Leighton Andrews, AM, Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government met with the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Maria Miller, MP last week to request the budget for Remploy be devolved to the Welsh Government in order it could look into securing jobs at Remploy. However the idea was flatly refused.