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Jobs axed amid college cost cuts
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The cuts will not affect students, the college insists
Thirty-five jobs have been axed in a cost-cutting exercise at the East Riding College.

The 30 voluntary and five compulsory redundancies mainly hit administrative and support staff. But the college said "a few" teaching posts had also gone.

The Bridlington campus loses 17 jobs, with the rest split between Beverley and smaller sites in Hornsea and Hull.

The cuts are part of a shake-up after the merger of Beverley College and Bridlington's East Yorkshire College.

Financially 'sound'

College marketing manager Simon Foster said no other job losses were planned at the site and the college was in a sound financial position.

"This will not affect our ability to deliver training and education," he stressed.

"This has been negotiated over about three or four months with the unions and has been a very fair process."

Unison, the public service trade union which represents many of the college staff, was unavailable for comment.




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