Remploy staff in second strike

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THE fight to save disabled workers jobs in Sheffield will hit the city streets again.

Staff from the Brightside Lane branch of Remploy will take a second day of strike action today to show their opposition to proposals to close the factory. Strikers will be joined by their families on the picket lines outside the premises.

The Government plans to close 36 of the 54 remaining Remploy sites, with compulsory redundancy for 1,752 people.

The Chesterfield factory is one of nine subject to further consultation.

Today’s picket line protest follows on from the first strike, which took place last week.

Sally Kosky, national officer of union Unite, said: “There needs to be a radical change of policy over the future of the factories.”