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Monday, October 28, 2013

GMB Members Mark The Death Of Remploy By Laying A Wreath At The Sheffield Factory As It Closes For The Last Time

The decisions of the charities and governments that were meant to help disabled workers but organised the loss of opportunity and choice for disabled workers will never be forgotten or forgiven
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GMB and Remploy Consortium members will hold a demonstration and show of defiance at the closure of the last of the Remploy factory network which signals the death of Remploy sheltered employment.
 
They will be joined by people from the many trade unions, trades council, the political network.

1.45 for 2pm
TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER 2013
Remploy SHEFFIELD 445
BRIDGESIDE LANE
BRIGHTSIDE
SHEFFIELD
S9 2RR


Jerry Nelson, GMB National Secretary said, “The laying of a wreath marks the passing of Remploy and the death of this long established and successful organisation that has done so much to provid work for disabled workers for decades.

Our thoughts are with all the disable Remploy workers who are now out of work and likely to remain so.

The decisions of the charities and governments that were meant to help disabled workers but organised the loss of opportunity and choice for disabled workers will never be forgotten or forgiven.”

Ends

Contact: Les Woodward, GMB Remploy Convenor, on 07977 436251, James Stribley, Remploy worker and GMB Central Executive Member on 07525136396 or jerry Nelson, GMB National Secretary on 07958 156846 or Tim Roache, GMB Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Regional Secretary on 07961 719545 of GMB Press Office on 020 7391 6755.

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