Callous threat to disabled workers by Government
11th July 2012
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has deplored the Conservative – led Government’s announcement on the future of Remploy in the House of Commons on 10th July.
Dr Francis said,
‘Whilst the Baglan Remploy plant in my constituency of Aberavon is not under immediate threat, I deplore the Conservative-led Government’s continued withdrawal of funding for Remploy which puts all Remploy employees under threat.
I fully support the trade union campaign to safeguard the jobs of all Remploy employees. The closure of five out of the seven Welsh Remploy factories is a terrible blow for disabled workers in Wales.
I understand and support the just cause of the Remploy workers who will strike in 54 factories across Britain later this month in protest against this callous Government decision. I also support the proposal to devolve the Remploy budget to the Welsh Government.’