Factory closure plans could affect 152 disabled workers

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The last disabled workers at Remploy factories in Scotland are at risk of losing their jobs under new closure plans.

The announcement affects all 172 people, including 152 
disabled employees, at the five remaining factories.

In a statement, Remploy said the Frontline Textiles businesses in Dundee, Stirling and Clydebank have been proposed for closure with all staff at risk of 

Marine Textiles at Leven and Cowdenbeath in Fife are also at risk despite having an 
“established market position” that might attract commercial interest.

Bruce Crawford, Nationalist MSP for Stirling, raised his “deep concern” about the closures during First Minister’s questions at 

He later said: “This is dreadfully sad news for the workers and their families, and it could have been avoided.

“Closing these factories is completely at odds with the UK government’s stated aims in their welfare-cutting agenda.”

Across Britain, 875 employees, including 682 disabled people, face compulsory redundancy.