Remploy: GMB call closures "a disgrace"
Remploy - which provides work for people with disabilities - is planning to close 36 of its 54 factories, putting more than 1,700 jobs at risk.
The factories were established 66 years ago as part of the creation of the welfare state.
Remploy workers are employed in enterprises that vary from furniture and packaging manufacturing to recycling electrical appliances and operating CCTV systems and control rooms.
Phil Davies, National Secretary of the GMB says there has been no consultation, "it is an absolute disgrace what they are doing to our members".
07 Mar 2012