Seven Remploy Factories To Close By Christmas

12 Jul 2012

The strikes will go ahead on 19th and 26th July as planned and should be a rallying point giving for each local community the opportunity to stand behind these disabled workers who will be facing the scrap heap.


GMB responded to the government announcement today in the House of Commons confirming that 27 of the 36 Remploy factories scheduled to close in the first wave of closure would close from August 2012 and then will be completed by December 2012. The remaining 9 factories would be subject to a further period of consultation regarding their future. In all 2,800 disabled workers’ jobs are set to go. Last week the unions announced strike action on 19th and 26th July.

Remploy Leeds
Manor Mill Lane
Millshaw
Leeds
LS11 8DF

Remploy Pontefract
Skinner Lane
Pontefract
WF8 1HX

Remploy Sheffield
445 Brightside Lane
Sheffield
S9 2RR

Remploy Huddersfield
Tandem Industrial Estate
Wakefield Road
Huddersfield
HD5 0AN

Remploy Chesterfield
Sheffield Road
Chesterfield
S41 8NJ

The list of the 36 factories that were announced in March to close were:- Aberdare, Aberdeen, Abertillery, Acton, Ashington, Barking, Barrow, Birkenhead, Bolton, Bridgend, Bristol, Chesterfield, Cleator Moor, Croespenmaen, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil, Motherwell, Newcastle, North London, North Staffs, Oldham, Penzance, Pontefract, Poole, Preston, Southampton, Spennymoor, Springburn, Swansea, Wigan, Worksop and Wrexham.


The 9 of these factories to be subject to further consultation are:- Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Springburn, Barrow, Bristol, Chesterfield, Poole, Bridgend, Croespenmaen, All the others are set to close by December 2012.


Phil Davies GMB National Secretary said, “GMB is very angry with the government’s confirmation today that it will close 27 Remploy factories in the first wave by December with the rest to follow shortly afterwards. To close these factories that employs disabled people in the present economic climate is a sentence to life of unemployment and poverty. The strikes will go ahead on 19th and 26th July as planned and should be a rallying point giving for each local community the opportunity to stand behind these disabled workers who will be facing the scrap heap.”