28 October 2011
College set to implement 79 redundancies
Redundancy damages may be awarded to employees at a college in Yorkshire after it announced that the institution needs to cut some £1.7 million from its budget.
According to the BBC, Hull College has admitted it needs to shed members of staff from its office in Hull, Harrogate and Goole in order to meet these targets and it is thought as many as 79 people could lose their jobs.
As such, it may be advisable for professionals at the organisation - which has 2,000 workers - to seek expert advice on their employment law rights sooner rather than later.
Julie Kelly of the University and College Union - which represents around 120,000 education professionals - told the news source she was "disturbed" by the prospect of so many individuals being fired in the near future.
"People in some areas will be put under pressure, in terms of going through a very difficult stressful redundancy process," she added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney