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Remploy workers in Chesterfield & Sheffield will join picket lines at their factories today.
It follows plans by the government to close 36 of the 54 remaining Remploy sites, with compulsory redundancy for 1,752 people of which 1,518 of these are disabled.
Earlier this week there was a glimmer of hope for the Chesterfield branch, as the government announced they were investigating plans made by private companies to buy the factory, along with others.
Remploy is the largest and the oldest employer of disabled people in Britain providing thousands of disabled people with sustainable employment of their choice.
Remploy was established after the Second World War to provide employment for men and women in the armed forces injured in the pursuit of freedom. Remploy quickly developed into the biggest employer of disabled people in Britain, and still continues today to provide sustainable employment for those men and women returning from active service.
Employees now face the threat of closure after the Government accepted the recommendations of the Report prepared by Liz Sayce and opened a three month consultation period finishing in October 2011.
Workers will strike again on Thursday 26 July.