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Kelvin College caterers face cuts

Issue No. 2457

The Unison union has called on Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon to intervene and stop compulsory redundancies at Kelvin College in Glasgow.

The SNP promised that its college mergers programme would not lead to compulsory redundancies. But that is exactly what 13 catering workers at the college are facing.

This is despite the fact the newly merged college managed to find £700,000 in redundancy payouts for just three managers.

And the catering firm, multinational Elior, has extracted over £110,000 from the publicly funded college because it wasn’t making enough money.

It also trousered another £108,000 after bosses cancelled the contract.

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Tue 9 Jun 2015, 17:04 BST
Issue No. 2457
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