Union warns Brown of Remploy closures

Disabled people are being put under unnecessary stress by a government review of factories where they work, a union has claimed.

The Transport and General Workers Union has written to chancellor Gordon Brown about the possible closure of factories run by Remploy, a company funded by the government to employ disabled people, as a result of the review.

The review was launched in March after a National Audit Office report last year said many of the 83 factories were not offering value for money.

The TGWU letter puts forward a plan for the factories’ future and is highly critical of the company’s senior management team.

But Remploy chief executive Bob Warner said it did “not accept the union’s arguments that Remploy is a badly run company”.


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