Workers With Disabilities Call Company's Offer "A
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
May 5, 2003
UNITED KINGDOM--Employees at Remploy, the largest employer of workers with disabilities in the United Kingdom, are threatening to strike, the BBC News reported Monday.
GMB union members at Remploy voted to turn down the company's offer of an extra £5.50 ($8.80 US) per week. The union had asked for £20 ($32.00 US) more per week and a one hour reduction in the work week.
The union's spokesperson called the offer a "disgrace" and added that just because the workers have disabilities does not mean they are cheap labor.
Remploy employs more that 11,400 people, 90 percent of whom have disabilities. The majority are based in over eighty factories around the United Kingdom.
"Disabled workers threaten strike" (BBC News)