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Now government cuts target disabled workers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/08/2012

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Oliver Wright

Nearly 2,000 disabled workers are to be made redundant after the Government announced it is withdrawing its multi-million-pound subsidy from the state-owned disability employer Remploy.

In a move described by unions as "barbaric", ministers confirmed that up to 36 of Remploy's 54 factories across the UK would shut by the end of the year. When in opposition, both the Employment minister Chris Grayling and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg had pledged to keep the factories open.

Workers at one of the Remploy factories to close were said to be in tears on hearing the news.

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"Now government cuts target disabled workers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2012. Consulté le 13/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/now-government-cuts-target-disabled-workers