Portsmouth Remploy workers urged to protest

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REMPLOY workers have been urged by union representatives to protest outside the offices of minister for the disabled Maria Miller today.

It comes after the government announced plans to close or sell-off some Remploy factories across the country in an attempt to spend money more effectively.

Employees at its Rodney Road factory in Portsmouth took part in two 24-hour strikes last month over the plans.

The Portsmouth factory is not one of the branches in the ‘at risk’ of closure category.