#AceNewsReport – Oct.31:.A former Remploy trade union rep has spoken out over “broken promises” made by the Tories to hundreds of disabled workers they made redundant.
James Stribley, who was the GMB convenor at the Leeds factory, issued a moving letter yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the factory’s final closure.
Ministers promised that they would support workers to find “mainstream” jobs after closing the factories, which had been established by the 1945 Labour government to provide work for service people left disabled by war injuries.
But in a letter to fellow union members, Mr Stribley exposed the reality of life for the 2,000 former Reploy workers.
He wrote: “Of the disabled people that worked for Remploy, very few are working and the ones that are are on short hours or zero hours. The rest are stuck on benefits.
“Promises have been made by many but have failed to…
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