Welsh Government stands up for former Remploy Workers

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones has praised the Welsh Government’s action that has ensured that one hundred disabled, former Welsh Remploy workers to have found paid employment thanks to the Employer Support Grant.

The Employer Support Grant offers financial support for employers looking to offer suitable and sustainable employment to disabled Remploy workers displaced by the latest round of factory closures in Wales.

Last year the UK Government announced that a number of Remploy plants were to close under ‘Phase 1’ of their plans. In response the Welsh Government launched the Employer Support Grant to help displaced Remploy workers find new work.

Ann said: “I am pleased to see the Welsh Government stand up for disabled people, when the Tory-Lib Dem Government won’t.

“The Westminster Government has inflicted a barrage of disgraceful attacks on disabled people as a result of their damaging austerity agenda.

“Once again, the Welsh Government has picked up the slack left by the UK Government in defending disabled people in Wales.”