Government decision to sack disabled workers is “barbaric”
The government have just announced that they are to close 36 of the 54 remaining Remploy sites with compulsory redundancies for 1752 people – of which 1518 are disabled workers.
This is a barbaric decision decision and the government has sunk to a new low by sacking over 1,000 disabled workers.
Remploy is the largest and oldest employer of disabled people in Britain, and is not only a workplace but a way of life for thousands of disabled people who want sustainable employment. It was established to provide employment for men and women injured in WWII, and continues today to assist those injured on active service today.
At a time of mass unemployment and sickening attacks on the welfare rights of disabled people this is yet another reflection of this government's agenda to attack the conditions of the poorest and most vulnerable.
In the worst economic crisis since the 1930s, these workers prospects of finding work are almost zero and Unite is determined to fight this decision.
Please sign the petition created by all the trade unions involved, to save the Remploy factories and employment for disabled people:
Chair – TUC Disability Committee