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Photo of Angela Eagle Angela Eagle Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 4:11 pm, 22nd May 2007

I too welcome in principle the move, which has to be right, of those with disabilities into mainstream employment—but the Central Cutting unit at Birkenhead, which is to be merged, where I have constituents working, is devastated by the news today. Can my right hon. Friend confirm on the record once more what we were told in a briefing earlier by the chairman of the company: that all the existing work force will be guaranteed their terms and conditions, and access to the pension fund, and that level of support in any employment that they undertake in the future, for the whole of their employment life? "For life" was what the chair said to us when we met him earlier today. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that that is indeed the case?


neil prosser
Posted on 10 Jun 2007 6:21 am (Report this annotation)

Angela Eagle , what world do you live in, its fact that the elderly and disabled are are seen by most as a burden , watch a disabled person cross a pedestrian crossing and look at the frustration on the drivers faces because they cant cross in time . Pop down to tescos , watch an elderly person pack their bags and look at faces of the people waiting in the queue .
Today is all about pounds and pence , minutes and seconds , if you cant run around like an headless chicken then your not quick enough . The demand to deliver and produce on time is greater than ever , thats why an element of disabled people will be looked on to be more of a burden than non disabled.
And its getting worst , the barriers are getting bigger not smaller.Thats what capitalism does to society