About A6er

Ex Butcher,Butchery Manager, Master Butcher of the Year UK 1984 Ex (PH) Taxi Driver. Disabled because of Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis x 2 with associated nerve damage L1-5/S1-3 affecting saddle area,legs and feet. Arthritis in knees and shoulders, T2Diabetes with Neuropathy.

Crippen reveals what has happened to some ex Remploy workers

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Remember when Arlington Automotive bought the final three Remploy sheltered factories and took on the disabled employees stating that they were committed to equality and diversity in the workplace?

Well, just two months after the government put the country into lockdown, Arlington entered administration and sacked more than 50 disabled staff, replacing them with non-disabled agency staff. The long-serving disabled staff who were sacked were mainly those with learning difficulties.

Disabled members of staff told the Disability News Service that most of them were informed off their dismissal over the phone whilst in Birmingham, others were escorted by security “bouncers” when they arrived to clear out their lockers of personal possessions.

Administrators for the company, which supplies companies like Jaguar Land Rover, told staff at its Birmingham and Coventry factories that Arlington would not be able to honour their redundancy agreements, and that they would instead have to claim much…

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Sidney and Beatrice Webb’s Demand for the Abolition of the House of Lords

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This weekend, our murderous, clown Prime Minister Boris Johnson added more weight to the argument for the House of Lords. At the moment the membership of the upper house is something like 800+. It has more members than the supreme soviet, the governing assembly of assembly of China, which rules a country of well over a billion people. Contemporary discussions are about reducing the size of this bloated monster, many of whose members do zilch except turn up in the morning in order to collect their attendance before zipping off to what they really want to do. Since Blair, it’s become a byword for corruption and cronyism, as successive prime ministers have used it to reward their collaborators, allies and corporate donors. The Tories were outraged when Blair did this during his administration, but this didn’t stop David Cameron following suit, and now Boris Alexander DeFeffel Johnson. Johnson has appointed…

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