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Hemsworth MP Jon Trickett met local Remploy workers and GMB union representatives along with neighbouring MP Yvette Cooper last week at the Wakefield office of the GMB union.
The local Remploy factory currently employs 60 people with a range of disabilities but is set to close in August, under Government plans to move employees into mainstream places of work.
Commenting on the Government’s proposals, Jon said:
“The government are acting in a completely heartless way. I have two constituents who have worked at Remploy for 30 years, met and married there and now potentially both are facing losing their jobs.
“The government need to show an interest in Remploy and fully understand the implications of their decision.”
Read the full article in the Pontefract and Castleford Express here: http://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/local/remploy-jobs-fight-continues-1-4558741