Unions and Leeds City College Agree Talks To Save Three Nurseries

17 Apr 2014

UNISON and the GMB will hold meetings with the management of Leeds City College to discuss ways of saving three nurseries catering for students.
If the proposed closures go ahead, 36 trained nursery staff would lose their jobs and students at the college would struggle to find alternative nurseries for their children. 

The college says the nurseries are not being used to full capacity and are running at a loss.  The unions held a meeting of members and students and Leeds Councillors and later met with Leeds City College where the agreement was reached to jointly discuss ways of avoiding closure. 

UNISON Regional Organisers Dean Harper said: “We are pleased about the talks and between us we hope to come up with some plans to increase the number of people using the nurseries.” 

And the GMB’s Rachel Dix said: “This is a step forward and hopefully a step away from closure. We are determined to generate concrete ideas that will secure both the future of nursery provision delivered by Leeds City College and the jobs currently at risk”. 

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For further information contact Dean Harper on 07944 877800 and Rachel Dix on 079581 56839