Friday 24 August 2012

Remploy Workers Send Strike Warning To Private Bidders

Yesterday, a group of ex-Remploy workers occupied the Leicester HQ of their former employers.

From Tuesday next week, disabled workers will begin a four-day strike at Remploy’s plants in Chesterfield and Springburn, Glasgow.

Barking Remploy picket line

Last week, 25 factories shut and the remaining 29 face an uncertain future.

Another 2 are due to close by the end of the year, 18 are to close or be sold next year and another 9 are in limbo.

Yesterday’s occupation ended after 4 hours when Disability Minister Maria Miller agreed to urgent talks about the timetable of closures.

Next week’s strikes in Chesterfield and Springburn are to defend pension entitlements following any privatisation.

GMB national officer Phil Davies said: “Members are concerned that no information about three potential buyers has been given to them. The DWP has removed the obligation for a new employer to provide a pension. We understand that all three potential buyers may want to make redundancies based on the individual disability.”"

Activists in Chesterfield and Glasgow should bring donations and banners to their picket lines.

Right To Work will pass on any messages of support for Remploy strikers.

 

 

 

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