|Dennis Skinner MP, speaking, and Toby Perkins MP at the Remploy rally in Chesterfield on Saturday 8th September|
Workers at Chesterfield's Remploy factory, members of the GMB, will be starting their second full week of strike action in their fight to save their jobs this Monday 17th September. Pickets will be out at the Remploy factory from 6.00am every morning and the Remploy workers and their supporters will once again be publicising their action on Chesterfield's Whittington Moor roundabout every morning next week.
Last Saturday, Remploy workers and their supporters marched through Chesterfield to a rally in the town centre where the message to Save Jobs at Remploy received a warm response from Chesterfield people. The rally was addressed by Remploy workers, local trade unionists and politicians including MPs Toby Perkins (Chesterfield) & Dennis Skinner (Bolsover), and Chesterfield Borough Council Leader John Burrows.
The Remploy workers need our support and solidarity in their fight for the right to work with dignity and security. Speakers at Chesterfield's rally pointed to the hypocrisy of the government who were prepared to cheer on paralympic athletes whilst mounting attacks on workers with disability such as those at Remploy.
What you can do.
Visit the Remploy picket lines. Pickets will be out from 6.am to 12 noon daily from Monday to Friday ( 17th to 21st September). Come along to the Remploy factory and join the solidarity protest every morning next week at the Whitington moor roundabout. The Remploy factory is on Sheffield Road (B6057) Come off A61 at Whittington Moor Roundabout, take Station Road (B6502)exit signposted Old/New Whittington, turn immediately left before railway bridge into Brimington Road North(B6057) which becomes Sheffield Road. Remploy is a few hundred yards on your right (go past the car showrooms).
Make a donation or organise a collection in your workplace or community for the Remploy strike fund. Cheques should be made payable to GMB.
Can you invite a Remploy worker along to speak to your trade union meeting?
Send a message of support to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit GMB's website for more background to Remploy dispute and to add your name to the online petition.http://www.saveremployfactories.co.uk/
For further details/ information about Chesterfield & District TUC's campaign to support the Remploy workers, contact James Eaden President Chesterfield TUC 01246203552/ 07778480484/ email@example.com