Remploy staff stage protest in Cardiff over closures


Remploy staff from across Wales have taken part in a rally in Cardiff protesting against plans to close factories employing disabled people.

Unions say up to 1,700 workers could lose their jobs if 36 of 54 factories shut, including seven of nine in Wales.

Sites at Swansea, Aberdare, Merthyr, Bridgend, Croespenmaen, Abertillery and Wrexham, and 281 jobs, are at risk.

The UK government says "non-viable" factories should shut and investment go into other schemes.

BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini reports.

Remploy staff stage closure rally

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