Cumbrian Remploy staff in London protest
Last updated at 12:38, Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Disabled factory workers who face redundancy have been demonstrating in London.
The Remploy employees travelled to the capital on Monday for a week of action, co-ordinated by the unions Unite and GMB, to coincide with the TUC conference on disability which starts today.
Cleator Moor’s Remploy factory, which makes specialist protection suits for the police and military, was earmarked for closure along with 35 other sites in March.
Ministers said it is no longer viable to employ disabled people in specialist, subsidised workplaces.
Yesterday there was a demonstration outside the offices of Disability Rights UK, formerly known as RADAR.
Phil Davies, GMB national secretary, said: “Remploy disabled workers facing redundancy protested that the Sayce Report, supported by RADAR, Mind, Mencap, Scope, RNID and Leonard Cheshire, is being used as a ‘Trojan horse’ to close the Remploy factories.”
Kevin Hepworth, Unite national secretary, said: “It is absolutely appalling that a disabled charity like RADAR can condone the sacking of disabled workers.”
First published at 11:31, Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
- Alert over door-to-door fish sales in Cumbria
- Sarah Millican Barrow tickets sell out in 45 minutes
- Work on £5m Barrow regeneration project starts this month
- Lake District rescue team assist walkers lost in the dark
- Police appeal after report of inappropriate conduct towards girl in Barrow
- Weather warning for Cumbria - gales expected
- Police investigating collision at Barrow taxi firm
- Pupils hit a high note at South Cumbria Musical Festival
- Concerns over increase in violence at Cumbria prison
- Electric barriers result in outrage among Haverigg residents
- Barrow AFC held by Bradford Park Avenue
- Edmo urges Barrow AFC fans to raise the volume
- Loan ace in line to earn permanent Barrow AFC switch
- Casson confident over Barrow AFC title bid
- Wilson hails Barrow AFC squad strength
- Barrow AFC boss facing selection headaches
- The Weekly Meeks: Bradford clash will be no walk in the Park
- Walney Cents' Finch back for top-of-the-table clash
- Hawcoat Park aim to produce another big home display
- Kirkby look to steer cup treble chasers off course
Visit our websites for...
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
Power to switch
Walk to remember
Choosing a secondary school
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|