Thousands march against cuts in Glasgow

Community groups, public sector workers and trades union activists were amongst those who turned out to march against public sector cuts at a demonstration in Glasgow on Saturday 20th October. The event, organised by the Scottish Trades Union Council, attracted around 10,000 people and ran in conjunction with similar protests in London and Belfast. Continue reading

Remploy Workers Protest Factory Closures

Last Thursday Remploy workers from across Scotland and the north of England took t0 the streets of Edinburgh to demand a halt to Government plans to close their factories. Remploy is the UK’s oldest and largest employer of disabled people and the closures will mean job losses for 1,752 staff, of which 1,518 have a disability.

The protest took place outside a conference where Liz Sayce, author of the report recommending the factory closures, was speaking. Demonstrators from Edinburgh’s Remploy factory which employs 28 staff were joined by colleagues from as far afield as Ashington in Northumberland as well as local anti-cuts groups. Continue reading

Edinburgh Protest Against The Closure of Remploy Factories

8.30am Thursday 22nd March 2012

Apex International hotel,

31-35 Grassmarket

Protest the Government plans to shut down Britain’s largest employer of disabled people – Remploy. If they get away with this it is likely to consign 1,700 disabled workers to a life on benefits.
Liz Sayce – the signatory of the death sentance on Remploy is speaking at a …Scottish Union of Supported Employers, ironicaly titled improving supported employment.
Remploy workers will be holding a mass demonstration outside the event. Could you please publicise this event as a matter of urgency. The time now for Remploy is ticking away at a rate of knots