Statement on Remploy announcement

Following today’s (Thursday 6th December 2012) announcement  that workers at the Remploy factory in Baglan are being placed at risk of compulsory redundancy Neath MP Peter Hain said,

‘I am deeply concerned at this total betrayal of Remploy and its workers by the Government who have thrown out my plan as Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions and are just throwing disabled workers to the wolves. There is never a good time for an announcement like this but coming just days before Christmas and so soon after the Tata Steel announcement this is a real body blow for the area.’