Remploy workers strike over proposed Worksop factory closure

DISABLED Remploy workers held a 24-hour strike on Thursday to protest against the proposed closure of the Worksop factory.

They gathered outside the Valley Road factory which could close at the end of August - with a potential loss of 40 jobs.

Richard Finch has worked at Remploy for 11 years since suffering two major heart attacks and said he was disgusted at the government’s proposals to close or sell off 54 factories across the country.

“It’s an absolute disgrace what they are doing. This really breaks my heart - this place has been an absolute god-send to me,” he said.

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