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Remploy strike set to light flame of struggle against plant closures

10 July 2012
All 54 Remploy factories are set to strike on 19 and 26 July in a fight to stop the closure of 36 sites. The workers in the GMB and Unite unions plan to begin an overtime ban on 12 July.

Remploy workers vote to strike over factory closure plan

05 July 2012
Members of the GMB and Unite unions at 54 Remploy factories across the country have voted to strike against Tory plans to shut 36 of the sites.

Fury at cruel attacks on disabled jobs

05 June 2012
Disabled workers sent a clear message that they will fight back at the TUC’s disabled workers conference last week.

Scandal of charities that bully people off benefits

22 May 2012
Charities and voluntary organisations that claim to be helping vulnerable people are instead enforcing government plans to throw them off benefits, Socialist Worker can reveal.

Don't let the Tories divide and conquer our resistance

01 May 2012
We fully support the Remploy workers’ fight against closures—but this position is a controversial one.

A cruel and unnecessary attack on Remploy jobs

01 May 2012
The government’s decision to close 36 of 54 remaining Remploy sites will throw 1,752 people out of work. All but 234 of them are disabled.

Disabled People Against Cuts: ‘We won’t accept attacks on our benefits’

24 April 2012
Over 100 disabled people and their supporters protested in central London on Wednesday of last week against welfare cuts and the closure of Remploy factories.

Disabled workers fight closure plan

17 April 2012
The fight is on to stop the closure of factories employing more than 1,500 disabled workers.

Remploy workers fight to save 2,000 jobs

20 March 2012
Workers are campaigning to stop the closure of Remploy factories.

Shot man fit for work, says Atos

14 February 2012
Another shocking case of private firm Atos declaring people "fit to work" when they are clearly sick or disabled has come to light.

Disabled people protest over cut

14 February 2012
Around 30 activists from Disabled People Against the Cuts protested against the closure of the Independent Living Fund on Monday.

Disabled workers down tools over privatisation

04 February 2012
Remploy workers in the Unite and GMB unions struck in Glasgow and Chesterfield on Thursday of last week. They are fighting what they call the "semi-privatisation" of their factories.

Disabled people block roads in central London against Tory cuts

28 January 2012
Up to 200 people blockaded Regent Street in central London today, Saturday, in opposition to attacks on disabled people in the government’s Welfare Reform Bill.

Resistance can scupper Tory assault on welfare

17 January 2012
The Tories are facing fierce opposition to their plans to snatch billions of pounds from benefit claimants.

Vic Finkelstein 1938-2011

10 January 2012
Vic Finkelstein was a pioneering activist and academic whose work profoundly shaped and influenced the disability movement.

Disabled workers fight closures

13 December 2011
Remploy workers and their supporters protested outside Huddersfield town hall, West Yorkshire, on Wednesday of last week, to demand that their factory stays open.

Disabled People Against the Cuts conference report

01 November 2011
Over 80 activists attended the Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) national conference last Saturday.

Day of action against Atos

04 October 2011
Disabled activists held a national day of action against Atos, the private firm that assesses people who claim sickness and disability benefits.

Disabled People Against Cuts London organising meeting

12 July 2011
Disabled activists from across the capital attended a meeting last Saturday called by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) to discuss coordinated protests against the government’s attacks.

Suicide exposes cuts disaster

28 June 2011
A man killed himself and said it was down to benefit cuts in his suicide note, an inquest has heard.

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