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Government minister Maria Miller has defended the "difficult but important"
decision to cut funding for Remploy.
Making an unscheduled statement in the Commons after outcry from MPs over the
move, Mrs Miller said the situation was "not sustainable".
Remploy has 4 factories in the Calendar region:
Remploy will shortly begin consulting with unions on the proposed closure of the factories and on the potential compulsory redundancy of 1,752 people at the sites, most of them disabled workers.
Remploy said it would consider all measures to avoid redundancies during this period
The Remploy board has put forward plans to close the 36 sites by the end of the year because they were unlikely to achieve independent financial viability. The chosen sites are yet to be announced.
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Remploy factories in Leeds, Pontefract, Worksop and Chesterfield are among 36 of the 54 premises which will close.