Remploy factory in Wrexham
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Remploy plans factory closures with 1,700 job losses

Remploy - which provides work for people with disabilities - is planning to close 36 of its 54 factories, putting more than 1,700 jobs at risk.

Minister for Disabled People Maria Miller said the sites could be closed by the end of the year as they were not financially viable.

Labour called the decision "the wrong plan at the wrong time".

Remploy factories were established 66 years ago as part of the creation of the welfare state.

Jeremy Cooke reports from one of the factories earmarked for closure in Wrexham in north Wales.

  • 07 Mar 2012