Hain feels the heat over Remploy closure plans

Chubb, Laura
September 2007
People Management;9/20/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 19, p16
The article reports that work and pension secretary Peter Hain face an angry reception at the Trade Union Congress conference in Brighton, England, over the proposed closure of Remploy factories. The closure of the 43 Remploy factories would result in the loss of 2,300 jobs for disabled workers and up to 700 other jobs. The closures have been proposed as a method of getting more disabled people into mainstream employment. While the TUC supports this aim, it passed a motion arguing that Remploy factories do not need to be closed to achieve it.


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