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Full report: Job losses for Sunderland Remploy factory

They were promised extra support so they could find work alongside able bodied people.

But just one in 10 disabled workers have found new jobs after Remploy factories where they worked were shut down.

The sites were subsidised to provide work especially for people with disabilities.

But the government says they are unsustainable and represent outdated views on what disabled people can achieve.

Labour and the unions say their closure was a huge mistake.


Job losses for Sunderland Remploy factory

A Remploy packaging factory in Sunderland is at risk of closure.

The government has announced 875 compulsory redundancies at Remploy factories across the country - including at the factory based in Sunderland.

Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively.

Workers at risk of redundancy are in 15 Remploy factories in total.

Gateshead job losses as Comet makes redundancies

Over forty jobs are set to go in Gateshead from Comet's home delivery network Credit: ITV

45 jobs are going in Gateshead in the latest round of redundancies at the electricals chain Comet.

The jobs are being cut from the company's home delivery network which has a base at the Metro Riverside Park near the Metro Centre.

A further total of seven hundred jobs are being cut across the country after the company announced that it was going into administration.

Nearly thirty stores are facing closure, but so far none of those is in the North East.

360 job losses announced in Newcastle

Newcastle City Council's announced spending cuts of 30 million pounds - which will mean 360 job losses. The local authority set out its latest budget at a full council meeting last night. The council claims it will protect front line services where possible.

Public sector unions say they'll fight compulsory redundancies. All councils are implementing the Government's 2010 spending review which will see local authority spending reduced by more than a quarter by 2015.