Remploy Workers Strike

Staff at the Remploy factory in Bristol have been on strike for the second time today.

Remploy workers fear for their future

Staff at the Remploy factory in Bristol, which employs disabled people, have been on strike for the second time today.

The government-owned site in St Philips is due to be handed over to a private contractor later this year, but Brian Williams from the GMB Union says they can't see the new contractor agreeing to the workers' existing terms and conditions:

Remploy workers in Bristol on strike again

Remploy workers in Bristol are striking for the second time today. Credit: ITV West

Staff at Remploy in Bristol, which employs disabled people, have been on strike for the second time today.

The government-owned site in St Philips is due to be handed over to a private contractor later this year as part of a reorganisation which will see 36 other sites close.

The 28 staff in Bristol fear their current terms and conditions will not be protected when that happens.

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Remploy workers expected to strike in Bristol

Staff at Bristol's Remploy factory are expected to go on strike today. The site employs people with disabilities, most of whom are taking part in the GMB Union action, after the government announced it would be closing 27 of the 36 Remploy factories.

GMB & Unite responded to the government announcement today in the House of Commons confirming that 27 or the 36 Remploy factories scheduled to close in the first wave of closure would close from August 2012 and the will be completed by December 2012

Bristol Remploy staff strike

Staff at Remploy in Bristol are on strike over Government plans to close their factory.

Remploy strike Credit: ITV West

The Bristol site, which employs people with disabilities, is one of 36 across the country due to shut, although this is subject to consultation.

The GMB union says the closures will put thousands of disabled people into poverty.

Remploy strike Credit: ITV West

Bristol Remploy staff on strike

Staff at Remploy in Bristol are on strike over Government plans to close their factory.

The Bristol site, which employs people with disabilities, is one of 36 across the country due to shut, although this is subject to consultation.

The GMB union says the closures will put thousands of disabled people into poverty.

Bristol factory could be saved from closure

A factory in Bristol which employs about 40 disabled people could be saved from closure - if the owner can seal a deal with a prospective buyer.

Remploy announced in March that its operation in St Phillips was at risk along with 35 other factories across the country. It's because the Government is withdrawing funding. But the firm said today that Bristol was one of nine sites that bidders are interested in.

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