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Remploy

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Minister (Women), Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of those formerly employed in Remploy factories which have been closed in the last three years have subsequently found alternative employment with Government assistance.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Minister of State (Disabled People), Regional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Disabled People), Department for Work and Pensions

[holding answer 4 June 2009): Because of data protection regulations, Remploy are not able to share personal details of those employees leaving the factories with the Department for Work and Pensions.

The Department for Work and Pensions does not keep records on Remploy ex-employees separately. It is therefore not possible to provide information about the proportion of people formerly employed at Remploy factories who have found work with Government assistance.

Remploy has provided the information as follows on the 1,637 people who left the factories under the modernisation of the company:

Remploy last contacted these former employees in March 2009, but only received responses from 635 (38 per cent.).

Of the 635 replies, 178 people (28 per cent.) have confirmed they are in work.

232 former factory employees remain employed by Remploy. Of these, 108 are working at a host company on a permanent contract, 80 are on a job placement and 44 are still looking for work.

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pam tinsley mbe
Posted on 13 Jun 2009 1:10 pm (Report this annotation)

i was one of the people who left in march 2008 and the reason we have not replied is that a lot of us have not been contacted, it probably means that have not contacted people who will give them a negative response

Harry Manchester
Posted on 16 Jun 2009 4:26 pm (Report this annotation)

What happened to the promises of of suitable employment and ongoing support made by Remploy and the Government? They dont even appear to know or care where we are or what we are doing.

The sad fact is that they have failed us. I like Pam, was thrown out of work in March 2008 and have, like the vast majority of my ex colleagues remained jobless since despite valiant efforts to get work.

Since February, I havwe not qualified for Jobseekers Allowance and am now spending I have saved over the years to secure my child's further education. I constantly worry about keeping my home and my health has suffered as a consequence.

Whatever happened to supportive Remploy and the so called Party of the People.

Tony Gledhill
Posted on 24 Jun 2009 3:58 pm (Report this annotation)

Gone but not forgotten.Please bring to the attention of your MPs that an early day motion has been submitted regarding Remploy and Management bonuses. Please can you ask your MP to sign it and also inform them of launch of gmb/unite survey: 7 July 2009 - House of Commons - 1pm-3pm - committee room 16 if they can attend?

Tony Gledhill- GMB consortium Member, continuing to fight the good fight for justice

john thorman
Posted on 1 Jul 2009 1:09 pm (Report this annotation)

My local Mps were told by Remploy Chief Executive Bob Warner quote “there is three jobs for every disabled person being made redundant” That statement was never true.

Now that we are in the grip of a Recession caused by the a laiisser faire attitude of this Labour government towards the financial institutions. The body politics of this country is corrupt and morally bankrupt.

The American novelist Gore Vidal wrote the following:

Never believe a politician, son. Because no matter what they say, there is always a hidden agenda.” Time and again, this simple statement has turned out to be true. Sometimes their lies are found out. As a people, however, we have a tendency to forgetfulness, a kind of in-built amnesia, to then blindly vote our dubious leaders back into office. Facing the awful truth, in most cases, is much too hard, because it is easier to accept sugar-coated reasons, media-generated propaganda, and not take responsibility and face the fact that at least part of the problem is with us.

Once the MPs expenses and redactions are forgotten.

The government will target cuts in public expenditure. The usual suspects and easiest targets are. The Disabled,The Elderly, Single mothers, The Unemployed, So called Benefit Cheats.

john thorman
Posted on 1 Jul 2009 1:28 pm (Report this annotation)

Dear Harry & Dee

These Parasites are deaf to your concerns and suffering.

My local Mps were told by Remploy Chief Executive Bob Warner quote there is three jobs for every disabled person being made redundant That statement was never true.

Now that we are in the grip of a Recession caused by the a laiisser faire attitude of this Labour government towards the financial institutions. The body politics of this country is corrupt and morally bankrupt.

You have the power to vote all the major parties out of office,use it !!!

john thorman
Posted on 1 Jul 2009 1:50 pm (Report this annotation)

sorry wrong posting, meant for Remploy Leeds Sale Rep 50K shindig

Sorry