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