Barnet College –unprecedented cuts to services & staff!

Barnet College is facing the worst level of cuts it has ever had.

The FE sector the Cinderella (wrongly named in my opinion) service in education sector is the first to feel the effects of the predicted financial Armageddon scenario predicted by political commentators.  According to National UNISON press release: Commenting on the Association of Colleges’ evidence to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ Select Committee, which states that cuts in adult education could lead to 7,000 job cuts in colleges in England,

Christina McAnea, UNISON’s Head of Education, said: UNISON will fight any attempt to make 7,000 job cuts to such a vital service.

“Many people, who are desperately trying to re-train during the economic recovery in a bid to find work, would see their courses cancelled.

“The cuts would also add thousands of highly skilled adult education staff to the dole queues.

“Colleges must act responsibly and not make any rash decisions before they have received their final budget allocations, as the funding picture is not yet clear.”

For Barnet College staff the cuts mean 50FTE lecturers and 60 senuior managers and business support staff

Formal consultation began last Friday with the joint trade unions. 

Any members needing advice/support please make contact first with Paul Keightley  & Kirsty Watson

We will post details of how members can campaign against these cuts to the FE sector.

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