Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 27 November 2014

Job losses feared in cutbacks at Magee

Trade unions are preparing to fight against proposals that could see jobs lost at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster.

The university said the changes are a result of budget cuts.

A spokeswoman for the Magee campus said: “The Information Services Department, which includes the Library, and the Office of Innovation, are currently in consultation with the relevant trade unions and staff about the restructuring.

“Some of the university’s catering and facilities services provision is already outsourced and the university can confirm that it plans to outsource the remainder of the services,’’ she said.

Goretti Horgan, vice chairwoman of the University and Colleges Union at Magee, said there is real concern amongst staff that services are being pared down.

She added: “There is a concern within Magee that the university as a regional university to serve the whole of Northern Ireland is actually being eroded.”

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