Remploy Disabled still Jobless – Tory Betrayal

Hundreds of disabled workers axed by the government are still out of work – despite ministers pledging £8million to help them.

Out of 1,507 made redundant at Remploy factories, 733 are still without jobs.

The last three sites shut in 2013 and Welfare Minister Esther McVey said the Government would “do everything we can” to help the workers find jobs.

But Labour MP Pamela Nash said: “Almost half are still out of work. This is a national disgrace.”

However the Department of Work and Pensions said: “Disabled people deserve the same employment choices as everyone else, not being consigned to segregated, loss-making factories.

“There are over 250,000 more people with disabilities in mainstream work this year compared to last.”

“The truth – The Government were more concerned about the loss making factories than the people working in them.”

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