Wednesday 4 April 2012

Remploy not for sale – national demo

Copied from UNITE website

Since 1946 Remploy has supported thousands of disabled people return to work, from ex-service personnel to people born with complex disabilities.

On 7 March 2012 the coalition government announced plans to close 36 of the 54 remaining Remploy sites with compulsory redundancies for 1,752 people. This decision comes just a few days after the government passed the welfare bill, which is to help people in to work. Instead of a commitment to help the most vulnerable people in society, the government is making life worse for them.

Remploy provides real jobs for many hundreds of disabled workers, giving them the confidence and dignity to be active and contributing citizens. Closing the factories will cause real hardship and push many to the back of the dole queue.

The government wants to sell off its Remploy factories. Join Unite in saying save our Remploy.

Sign our petition now to save Remploy factories

National Demonstration – Friday 20 April 2012

Lobby the DWP in Sheffield – The campaign to save Remploy factories continues
Assemble 12.30 for a 1pm start outside the Department of Work and Pensions office in Sheffield (Steel City House) at the junction of West Street, Church Street and Tripit Lane.

Rally and March to the Town Hall

Speakers to be announced

All Welcome bring your banners

Fight Remploy Closures meeting – April 19

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7 comments

  1. Arthur Jordan said:

    Remploy is not for sale

    4 April 2012 at 3:25pm
  2. Ian MacDonald said:

    Convicts are treated better and appear to have a higher standing than our REMPLOY network. This is act of betrayal of people who need our support as they try to build their lives in difficult circumstances. Show your compassion. Don’t prove that you know the price of everything but the value of nothing! Keep the REMPLOY factories open.

    4 April 2012 at 5:37pm
  3. elizabeth drummond said:

    Hands off Remploy!

    4 April 2012 at 8:59pm
  4. Anthony Horrocks said:

    Hear, Hear.

    10 April 2012 at 6:27pm
  5. Robert Bradley said:

    Do not be fooled into believing that access to work is the saving grace of the disabled in britain. Access to work will not find or get you a job, it will only give (if you fulfill the criteria) limited help once you have found that elusive job in the first place.
    As a disabled person is 80% more likely to be unemployed and at this time when unemployment is rising each month, i say that the decision to close Remploy and not only condem many of the present work force to a future of unemployment, isolation and povity but also all future disabled people who could benifit from such an organisation is beyond disgraceful and boarders on criminal.
    Yes! Remploy factories need to change and given the right guidance and help they can, but closure is just a financial exercise for an uncaring government that history will prove to be wrong.

    11 April 2012 at 10:32am
  6. elizabeth drummond said:

    So the goverment believes that closing Remploy factories is the next great idea!
    Well if youre a fat cat shareholder of TESCO,GREGGS,POUNDLAND,MCDONALDS,PRIMARK,HOLLAND AND BARRATT etc then its wonderful news ! More workfare fodder. Profit for the company while you earn your dole OR STARVE!
    Thats the choice! Well what else could we expect from this lot of shameless cowardly individuals who have never struggled in their life!

    17 April 2012 at 1:51am
  7. steven collins said:

    IM A WORKER FROM REMPLOY NORTH STAFFS AND IM ON THE CAMPAIGN WITH THE SUNDAY EXPRESS TO SAVE 54 FACTORIES FROM CLOSURE ALONG WITH 1700 DISABLED PEOPLES JOBS AS REMPLOY HAS BEEN IN BRITAIN FOR OVER 66 YEARS GIVING DISABLED PEOPLE A CHANCE TO WORK NOW WE MUST FIGHT AND NOT LET REMPLOY DIE BECAUSE ONCE THEY CLOSE THAT IS IT REMPLOY WILL BE GONE FOREVER. AND THERE WILL BE NO DISABLED JOBS IN FUTURE TO WORK AT REMPLOY, SO WE MUST LOOK AT OPTIONS OF SAVING THESE FACTORIES BEFORE ITS TOO LATE AS THE REMPLOY BOARD DO NOT WANT TO KEEP THESE FACTORIES AS THEY HAVE JOBS WITH THE DWP AND WHEN REMPLOYS CLOSE THEY WILL GO BACK TO THEIR GOVERNMENT JOBS THATS WHY CHIEF EXEC TIM MATTHEWS WAS PUT IN TO REMPLOY TO CLOSE THESE FACTORIES DOWN AS HE WANTED TO DO IT IN 2008

    22 April 2012 at 11:37am

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