SNP call for unity to support Remploy workers

Ahead of the Scottish Government debate on the future of Remploy, the SNP is calling for parliament to show unity in support of the workers affected by the UK Government’s decision to close factories and endanger others.

SNP MSP Clare Adamson, who visited Remploy Motherwell in October last year and responded to the consultation on its future, said she hoped other parties would back calls for all relevant information to be passed to the Scottish Government.

Ms Adamson, MSP for Central Scotland, said:

“The Scottish Parliament should stand united to support Remploy workers affected by the UK Government’s decision to close factories and endanger others.

“I hope all parties will get behind the Scottish Government’s call for all relevant information to be passed on to Scotland.

“This would enable agencies including Social Enterprise Scotland to help find alternative business models or secure a stable future for the factories.

“It is ridiculous that four out of the nine Remploy factories in Scotland are to close by the end of 2012 because of the funding cuts made by Westminster.

“This is just another example of how the UK Government’s cuts are hurting the most vulnerable.

“That is why I hope all parties in the Scottish Parliament will unite in the Scottish Government’s debate in finding ways to keep jobs for the disabled and support staff.”