Ballot over job cuts for disabled staff

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PRIME Minister David Cameron has been challenged over a wave of voluntary redundancies involving disabled staff at manufacturer Remploy - which employs 200 people in Sheffield, Worksop and Chesterfield.

Labour MP Ann Clwyd told the House of Commons Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg had pledged support for Remploy workers two years ago and asked what had changed.

Mr Cameron said the Government wanted to help disabled people into work and “every tough decision is a result of the deficit left by Labour”.

Remploy has offered voluntary redundancies to staff at all its sites.

It employs 130 people on Brightside Lane, Sheffield, 70 staff in Worksop and 13 in Chesterfield.

Trade unions are balloting staff on industrial action over the redundancies.

Management say the action is necessary as production is running at only 50 per cent.