Remploy jobs under threat

Around 140 Remploy workers could face redundancy in a fresh wave of planned factory closures. The UK Government says the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.

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Unite: Remploy jobs threat 'cruel, callous and calculated'

Unite union has spoken out following news that hundreds more Remploy jobs are under threat across the UK, including 140 in Wales.

The timing is callous so close to Christmas when ministers had previously said the funding for those sites, due to close or be sold off in 2013, was secure until August and September next year.

It is a cruel decision, given that of those sacked in the first round of closures, only about 50 have found new jobs in the last three months.

We call on ministers to stop the closure programme immediately until there is a review of the shambles of selling-off Remploy sites to commercial interests.

– Len McCluskey, Unite general secretary

The UK Government said the decision was taken to close factories that are not financially viable because the money could be better used to support disabled workers.

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