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Closing Remploy factories will consign disabled workers to the scrap heap

Responding to the announcement recentyly (Wednesday) by Maria Miller MP, minister for Disabled People, that 36 of the 54 Remploy factories around the UK will close with 1,752 compulsory redundancies, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'Closing Remploy factories will consign hundreds of severely disabled workers who have little chance of finding work anywhere else to the labour market scrap heap.

'The TUC supports the GMB and other Remploy unions who will campaign against this attack on some of the most vulnerable people in the UK.'

NOTES TO EDITORS:

- All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk

Contacts:

Media enquiries:
Elly Gibson T: 020 7467 1337 M: 07900 910624 E:
egibson@tuc.org.uk

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