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Crisis Talks over Penzance Factory

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4:46pm 1st May 2012
(Updated 4:46pm 1st May 2012)

Crisis talks are being held over plans to close a Penzance factory.

Thirty-four disabled workers could lose their jobs if Remploy shuts its site at Long Rock.

Campaigners and GMB union representatives are holding a public meeting in the town and say around a thousand people have already signed a petition.

Keith Shilson speaks for Penwith Anti-Cuts Alliance:

"Being employed at Remploy isn't just about earning money. For them, it's the social network that working there provides, and of course, everything from getting up in the morning to seeing their friends. The loss of these jobs will be devastating for them.

Keith adds the campaign is getting a strong response from the community: "It's been an incredible response really. I was involved in the 'Hands Off Our Hospital' campaign at West Cornwall Hospital. The level of support has been similar to that. You know, you may argue that this only affects people with disabilities, but there's a great deal of anger from people who sign our petition."

The meeting takes place at the Lugger Hotel on the promenade in Penzance at 7pm.

4:46pm 1st May 2012

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