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23 April 2012
On Friday 20 April hundreds of Remploy workers and members of the public gathered in Sheffield to show their opposition to the government's plans to close Remploy factories
18 April 2012
The Con-Dem attacks on the welfare state and workers' rights bear down particularly heavily on disabled people, writes Neil Cafferky.
4 April 2012
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in Swansea for the 3 May council elections on a platform of opposing all cuts, no matter which party is carrying them through
28 March 2012
The closure of 54 Remploy factories potentially can affect everyone in the UK. Disability can strike anyone in any socio-economic group, at any time.
22 March 2012
There was more clarity last week on the issues that surround the Con-Dems' proposal to end supported employment in Remploy
15 March 2012
Unemployment is rising. Benefits are being slashed. Among the latest to face the Con-Dems' axe are 1,700 disabled workers in skilled, productive jobs as 36 Remploy factories face closure.
8 March 2012
Swansea Trades Council has pledged support for the ongoing fight to save Remploy factories, following yesterday's announcement by the government of the closure of 36 factories
1 February 2012
The first strike in Chesterfield Remploy's 60-year history was rock solid after a 93% vote in favour. Many workers joined the picket line for the one-day strike on 26 January, writes Jon Dale.
18 January 2012
Remploy workers in Chesterfield and Springburn, Glasgow voted to take industrial action over the semi privatising of their factories, writes Les Woodward, National Convenor and Trades Council Coordinator, Remploy Trade Union Consortium.
14 December 2011
I first became politically aware in 1968 at the age of 14. I had been injured playing rugby and my father gave me Alexander Cordell's Rape of the Fair Country to read to pass away the time. This injury,...
24 October 2011
'Hardest Hit' marches and rallies took place across the UK on Saturday, against the Welfare Reform Bill which will reduce support for disabled people
19 October 2011
On 14 October, over 40 workers from the Remploy factories in Porth, Abertillery and Aberdare attended a public meeting along with 20 supporters to build the campaign to fight the government's closure programme.
16 September 2011
Remploy workers won't be bullied by the 'millionaires club' in the government into giving up the fight to save supported employment in the UK, writes Les Woodward
14 September 2011
Greenwich: As we reported last week, Socialist Party member Onay Kasab (Kaz) has been expelled from Unison for allegedly encouraging Greenwich branch members to leave Unison and join Unite...
25 May 2011
Disabled people are extremely angry with Steve Cram for accepting the post of 'ambassador' for big business privatisers Atos Origin in their capacity as IT partner for the London 2012 Olympics, writes Les Woodward, Remploy Trade Union National Convenor.
18 February 2011
Disabled factory workers at Remploy, the government funded manufacturing company, are considering taking strike action to defend their jobs. An edited version of this article appeared in The Socialist newspaper.
17 June 2009
Boot boys: SIX LONDON Met police officers have been suspended from duties over allegations of torturing criminal suspects...
14 November 2007
BEFORE THE election that never was, back in September, employment minister Peter Hain backed down on the closure of 43 Remploy factories... By Mariam Kamish
4 October 2007
Remploy workers won a very important partial victory from the government at Labour Party conference... By Mariam Kamish
27 September 2007
THE UNITE union lead a demonstration of 2,000 people to lobby the start of the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth, asking for a better deal for workers.... By Bob Severn
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