234 disabled workers' jobs at risk as more Remploy factories face closure
Thursday 04 July 2013
Around 234 disabled workers are at risk of redundancy as nine further Remploy factories face closure, the Government announced today.
Minister for the disabled, Esther McVey, said jobs for about 70% of the 515 disabled employees in the remaining Remploy factories and CCTV sites could be saved after they attracted bids to take over the businesses.
Employees affected by possible redundancy will be supported by an £8 million package of support to help them move into mainstream work, the minister told MPs.
Sites moving to closure are in Leven, Cowdenbeath, Stirling, Dundee, Clydebank, Norwich, Portsmouth, Burnley and Sunderland, affecting a total of 284 employees, including 234 disabled workers.
Scotland Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing said: "The news that the five remaining Remploy factories in Scotland will close is another blow for the workers who have been living under the threat of redundancy for well over a year now."
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