Tuesday 11 September 2012

Fight Goes On Against Remploy Sale

The 5 day strike by Remploy workers at Springburn and Chesterfield spread to another 3 factories under threat of privatisation.

pic: Karl Barton

Workers in three Remploy plants in Scotland joined the strikes when they held a lightening 24-hour strike on Thursday.

After 24 factories were shut last month throwing more than 1400 disabled workers on the dole  , the Tories plan more misery for those that are left.

Workers at Springburn, Chesterfield, Clydebank, Leven and Cowdenbeath walked out livid that the Tories had assured bidders that they would not have to maintain pension rights and could make redundancies six months after buying a plant.

A magnificent demonstration through Chesterfield on Saturday (see pic above) showed not only the determination of Remploy workers but the massive solidarity that still exists.

That solidarity needs to continue as the Chesterfield Remploy workers embark on another week’s  strike from Monday 17th September.

Collections in every workplace need to be made and union banners and delegations brought to the picket line.





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