DPAC have sent us details of a meeting about an important campaign to save Remploy jobs. It is important that someone from MHRN could attend the planning meeting for action which also has some excellent speakers attending. I can't make it but I hope someone else can.
DeniseMental Health Resistance Network
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From: Andy Greene <AndyG@daii.org>
Date: 20 July 2012 16:32
Subject: REMPLOY SOLIDARITY MEETING - BARKING - MONDAY - 22 JULY @ 7PM
We invite Remploy workers, their families and supporters to a Save the Factories meeting on
Monday 24th July 7 – 8.30pm
at the Spotted Dog, 15a Longbridge Road, IG11 8TN
Speakers include: Remploy Electronics Barking Factory Union Reps & Workers, John McDonnell MP (tbc), Rob Williams NSSN, Ian Bradley Unite Electrical member,
George Barrett Independent Cllr Barking & Dagenham, DPAC & RtW & more
FIGHT THE REMPLOY CLOSURES – support disabled workers in Barking
The government has announced their decision to close Remploy factories, set up after the war to provide real jobs for disabled people. 27 factories across the country including the one in Barking are set to close before December. This decision will leave thousands of disabled workers without income. Following an earlier round of factory closures in 2008 disabled workers left without jobs ended up suicidal and ill with only 5% going on to find alternative work. We must not let this happen to disabled workers in Barking.
Disabled People Against Cuts is a campaign led by and for disabled people, campaigning against the Condem government’s vicious attacks on disabled people that risk pushing our rights back decades. John McDonnell MP speaking in the House of Commons in June about the Remploy closures warned the government that our campaign is strong and that disabled people will not go away.
We say we will not give up the fight and let thousands of workers be thrown on the scrapheap. We believe we can win this if we unite in support of the Remploy workers.
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