Will my hon. In a broadside against his own party Mr Thornton said he did not agree with the move and would be doing “everything he could” to get his party to look at reinstating funding. It has also tried to fit redundant staff into other jobs. City College Principal Sarah Stannard said £1.5m had been wiped off her budget in the last three years. Some of the older railwaymen live in fine council houses, provided by a council which has a record of civic progress unbeaten in the South and dating back over forty years. These men have served the Southern Region well, and I ask why the Southern Region should not continue its own regional coach building. The carriage works has a proud record of service to the Southern Railway and to Britain in peace and war. The Government boast that they are decentralising the railways, but they are centralising carriage work. stands in this matter, because this is essential to any understanding of the situation. for anyone to go there, because if we had a factory to make dolls' eyes it would not help our problem. I come to the present proposals relating to Eastleigh. Member for Itchen. The redundancies are now upon us. Where-ever the cuts are made, someone is bound to be affected. Obviously, the Commission has decided that it is much more advantageous to concentrate, if cuts are to be made, on a limited number of centres rather than to dissipate its effort over a very wide field. A college that has been led by a troubleshooting interim chair for almost a year has appointed a permanent replacement as it continues to consider options for a merger. Redundancies at Ford are likely to have a significant impact on local communities. This paragraph comes at the end of a long and interesting passage on the railway workshops in the Report. of the adult population there. A member of staff, who did not wish to be named, told Eastleigh News: ‘We simply weren’t doing enough business in Eastleigh’ adding that there would be no redundancies as staff have been relocated. Our colleagues on the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries went into this matter with some care in their recent Report on British Railways. Reviews from Eastleigh College employees about Management. Their combined skill is part of the precious wealth of Britain, and I believe that it will be a crime if half this skilled labour is frittered away this year. It has turned out thousands of railway coaches and has pioneered new projects, including the diesel-eleetric locomotive and the fibre-glass coach. Welcome to the Eastleigh College Facebook Page! Friend's assurance that British Railways will press ahead with the development of this land? The Daily Echo understands that Totton College has launched a consultation regarding redundancies although principal Mike Gaston refused to comment to the Daily Echo about how many jobs could be at risk. Nonetheless, we have been encouraged in our hopes for new industry by the decision of British Railways to release thirty acres of land near the carriage works in Chickenhall Lane for industrial development. Friend will appreciate the importance of an answer being given to that question. 2,602 were here. We know that some of these men have already left and have found alternative employment in other industries in the area. I do not think that the Commission has anything to be ashamed of in what it is doing to deal with the problem at Eastleigh. But I wish to ask the Minister why we should single out one community for an unbearable portion of the cut, even if the cut is necessary. It was, however, clear that the rundown in employment would be spread over this period of twelve months. All jobs of the company Eastleigh College, available in Eastleigh, England. Eastleigh College. 172 I do not think that the facts bear such an interpretation. Eastleigh College rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. 169 hon. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. The full impact of the drastic loss of cash to sixth forms and colleges is being labelled a “national scandal” by one principal while Liberal Democrat MP Mike Thornton admitted his own coalition government needed to look again at the policy which he said was hitting the further education sector too hard. Staff from Gateshead College protest over pay cuts and increased working hours. re-employed inside it. University confirms no compulsory redundancies. Only yesterday we shared a platform at a meeting organised by the works committee in Eastleigh Town Hall. In the light of this situation I honestly think that it was some exaggeration on the part of the hon. In a largely ‘good news’ pre-election budget speech the Lib Dem Leader revealed he planned to make 50% efficiency savings without any cuts to services or staff redundancies and that Council Tax increases would continue to be pegged below the rate of inflation. 167 Member for Eastleigh, who has been fighting the battle of these men with every ounce of energy and ability he possesses—that the Government should make speedy provision for alternative kinds of skilled work for the men who are to be displaced. The Department for Education insisted that the changes will affect less than a fifth of students and the cuts will be capped for the next financial year. 2,609 were here. About 850 Eastleigh workers are to be made redundant by decree of the Commission, and most will be redundant by the end of the year. I do not expect my hon. The decisions were taken in the light of the knowledge that some repair work would be going to Eastleigh instead of to Lancing. Receptionist . Ten years ago the Commission employed about 60 per cent. Noticed a typo? Members have suggested tonight. I know the men that I am speaking about. I believe that every employer ought to be a good employer, and that an employer in a nationalised industry ought to be the best employer. It has kept the Ministry of Labour and the Board of Trade fully informed, and it has tried to lessen the effect of redundancy by controlling recruitment and allowing the numbers to fall by natural wastage. I must begin by saying where my right hon. The Commission are right to go ahead with this now, for otherwise the contraction in size of the industry will coincide with the end of modernisation orders (now at their height); the dual effect of this on the workshops' labour force could be very considerable indeed, if allowance were not made for it in advance. First, as to the extent of the redundancies. Therefore, I ask the Parliamentary Secretary to persuade the British Transport Commission to reconsider its decision. 171 Friend in this matter, the hon. Then I ask, or rather we ask—because I am supported in this appeal by my colleague, the hon. Eastleigh College Education Management Eastleigh, England 4,779 followers We build strong careers, businesses and communities with technical & professional skills, training and apprenticeships Vacancy of Eastleigh College in Eastleigh . Friend that he and his colleagues on the Treasury Bench will assist in bringing the appropriate industries there, because we want industries suitable to the rather particular skills which will become available from the carriage works. Barton Peveril also confirmed they were not making any redundancies, thanks to increasing student numbers. 173 I say of the men for whom we are pleading tonight that the railways and the railway factories are their industry as much as that of management and of the former shareholders, or now of Vacancy of Eastleigh College in Eastleigh . Electoral college makes Biden’s victory over Trump official. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Winchester University are being balloted for strike action in a row over jobs. The nearest branch of Curry’s will now be at Hedge End retail park and the Eastleigh store is selling off its remaining stock at a discount. A Daily Echo investigation has revealed than 50 staff are being to be axed at colleges in our region as further education bosses blame savage funding cuts for the job losses. Staff from Gateshead College protest over pay cuts and increased working hours. … He felt sure that if there were any long-term proposals to reduce employment at the Railway Workshops at Eastleigh, either through technological or other reasons, the Department concerned with the location of industry would be adequately warned beforehand. See more of Eastleigh College on Facebook. By These men face unemployment in Southern Hampshire where the aircraft industry has shrunk, where shipping and ship-repairing are shrinking, and where a post-war swollen population—which in Hampshire has increased more than in any county other than, perhaps, Hertfordshire—may yet find enormous difficulty in providing work for an equally swollen juvenile population. The railwaymen for whom I speak have given much to the civic life of Eastleigh—many councillors and mayors, and at present an outstanding member of the County Education Committee. Similarly, decisions that the Commission makes about the employment of its workshops and what use it makes of particular workshops are for the Commission alone. Is there any likelihood of more repair work coming permanently to Eastleigh carriage works? I have heard rumours to this effect, and I should like them confirmed or denied, because, if they are true, that would reduce the numbers likely to be made redundant and it would be of great importance to my constituents in their current anxieties. Incidentally, I wish tonight to pay tribute to the very fine leadership of the works committee of the Eastleigh railway works and its secretary, Mr. Field. Those of us who speak in this debate want to save Eastleigh. Will he also assure us that all other Government Departments—because, as far as I can see, this covers a whole gamut of Departments—will cooperate enthusiastically in bringing suitable new industries to this site? ... College redundancies and restructures . Brockhurst College in the New Forest said there were “no planned redundancies” along with Richard Taunton College, in Southampton. In answer to my hon. public life—men with wives and children, many of whom, after thirty years' service, face an economic blitz just as Eastleigh faced, with distinction, a blitz during the war years. Friend the Member for Eastleigh (Mr. D. Price), I have no further information as to the numbers than is contained in the Commission's original announcement. Member for Eastleigh (Mr. D. Price) and I yesterday morning heard from about 800 men affected by the cut, what this cut means to them and their practical suggestions for alleviating it. We have recently launched 'The Apprenticeship Experts' team based at the College in response to our growing success in this area. She said: “There will be further difficult decisions ahead. Welcome to the Eastleigh College Facebook Page! I hope that the Government will respond to the debate which we have inaugurated tonight in the spirit in which we make this appeal, a human appeal for human beings who have served British Railways well. Search jobs. The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently considered whether an employer 'proposes to dismiss' an employee if it actually proposes to redeploy. 175 Luke Haile, Matthew Huckle, Gemma Weston and five students from other colleges will compete for the coveted title which will be announced at a … A year ago it was only 1.1% so the rate has doubled in the space of 12 months. I hope that they will appreciate that my right hon. Decisions made by the British Transport Commission for the procurement of equipment for its railways or indeed for any of its activities are matters of management solely for the Commission. They warned that if the cuts went through, disadvantaged young people would be most at risk of being forced to leave higher education before they have achieved their qualifications. Tonight, therefore, I make a number of pleas to the Parliamentary Secretary for the men involved, and for the town which depends on them—because if half the workers in the Eastleigh railway works go, commerce and all the ancillaries and, indeed, the whole social life of Eastleigh, is in danger. We have taken the view that, since this capacity must be reduced, we must resist any attempt to place the full burden of the reduction of capacity upon either the railway industry alone or upon the private repairers and manufacturers alone. Am I to understand that that is merely the first stage and that in 1963 there will be additional redundancies, or is this to be the limit to redundancy? My right hon. As I have said, there are already a number of unfilled vacancies in the Southampton area, Do not scrap their life work.". This means an economic disaster to Eastleigh the like of which has never happened before. Member for Itchen. Gentlemen suggested that the Government should assist in providing alternative employment. Recent spending cuts saw the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition announce that the education budget would be protected for students up to the age of 16. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. We have always been turned down on the argument that there was full employment in the Southampton area, but it has always been added that should the railways contract their activities, action would be taken in time. Eastleigh Lib Dem MP Mike Thornton does not agree with the Government funding cuts. Both hon. First, the Southampton area is large—substantially wider than reasonable travelling distance to work from Eastleigh. of the workers of Eastleigh, and at present it employs nearly 48 per cent. If it must occur, I urge that it be spread over sufficient time to enable these skilled men to seek other ways of using their skill. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. The problem is there, and the burden has to fall somewhere. Find Schools & Colleges near Eastleigh, Hampshire on Yell. Up to 40 full time equivalent posts will still go. 166 Start your career with Eastleigh College. Three Eastleigh College engineering apprentices shortlisted for RAC & IOR Student of the Year at national cooling industry awards. Fourthly, Eastleigh is not a part of Southampton—with respect to the hon. We cannot run modern Britain on that basis. The Commission estimated then that the resulting redundancies at Eastleigh would be not likely to exceed 850 and they would be spread over the period between mid-1962 and mid-1963. Eastleigh College is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Cox as its next Chief Executive and Principal, following the retirement of Dr Jan Edrich in September 2020. Member for Eastleigh manages to catch your eye, Mr. Speaker, he will develop this further. I must not refer to legislation, but legislation is at present going through the House which would give my hon. The cuts are estimated to be affecting 600 teenagers in Southampton alone and thousands more across Hampshire. Three main manufacturing places were concerned in the announcement. Britain. I am not going to talk about broad railway economics; I want to talk tonight about men with whom I have worked throughout my forty years of Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Friend undertake to do everything within the power of Government to make this ideal come true? In the circumstances of the industry today, some adjustment of the workshop facilities is inevitable. Member. The fact is that the Southampton industrial complex is within a very few miles, and my information is that specialised tradesmen—and, in particular, tradesmen like these—should be able without too much difficulty to find alternative employment outside the railway industry if, in fact, they cannot be We’ll get you noticed. I can only suggest that my A Gannett Company. The new interim principal at a troubled Norfolk college has warned that “everything is under the microscope” as she begins work to turn around its fortunes. Both hon. This, they say, will mean the average reduction for a college will be 1.8 per cent instead of three per cent. Member for Southampton, Itchen (Dr. King) was not correct when he said that Eastleigh had been singled out. Friend pursue that issue with the Board of Trade. Education. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having worked in the further education sector for over 15 years. Already five posts have been cut from the college's senior leadership team and 21 staff out of 297 have been told they are at risk of redundancy. A refrigeration engineering apprentice at Eastleigh College has been named ‘National Student of the Year’ at the cooling industry’s annual awards. Southampton City College principal Sarah Stannard. Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House. The Commission estimated then that the resulting redundancies at Eastleigh would be not likely to exceed 850 and they would be spread over the period between mid-1962 and mid-1963. He is a young man, who, like many of his mates, has much to give to British Railways. She said that those at risk were being given first refusal on vacant posts and being offered any new posts that were being created. See reviews, salaries & interviews from Eastleigh College employees in Eastleigh, England. My hon. In a recent debate I attacked the old inhuman conception of men being something to be hired and fired. In any event, I am advised that the Ministry of Labour is prepared to watch the whole situation extremely carefully, and will make all necessary efforts to fit any such cases as there may be into suitable vacancies. It is not right that these men should bear the full cost of solving Britain's attempt to find a place for railways in the age of the motor car and the aeroplane. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. About 140 have already done this in the last month or so. I am grateful to my hon. But consequently the further education budget has been slashed to meet the efficiency savings set out by Whitehall. A substantial proportion of the reduction will be by way of the removal of vacant posts, early retirements and voluntary redundancies; there will however regrettably be a small number of compulsory redundancies.”. The Commission has selected the shops to be closed only after reviewing the whole of its needs and capacity. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Following meetings with the staff, the Commission announced It is clear that as the modernisation programme for rollingstock nears completion some surplus capacity will have to be cut out. The answer is that this depends on the nature of the redeployment. May I point out that the chances of finding alternative work are not as good as appear from general figures for the Southampton area? The older men concerned have literally given nearly the whole of their lives to the town and the railways. The Union has said the University wants to get rid of 55 posts and have refused to rule out compulsory redundancies as it seeks to balance the books in the face of rising pension costs. My hon. GOVERNMENT cutbacks are leading to a jobs cull at colleges across the south, the Daily Echo can reveal. ... College redundancies and restructures . My final point concerns the chances of finding alternative work. If this decision goes through, as the hon. Mr Thornton admitted it was “probably too late” to affect any change for this year's budget but he would continue to lobby cabinet colleagues. British Railways spoke originally of about 850 payroll staff being eventually redundant as a result of this decision. I urge him to hear, as the hon. There are undoubtedly considerable natural and industrial advantages for development at Eastleigh. A series of strikes at Winchester University – due to start next week – have been called off after it was confirmed that staff would not be facing compulsory redundancy as part of a cost cutting plan. “It is these sorts of students who are being unfairly affected. If railway activities are to be reduced, it must have new industry to compensate, otherwise we shall become a town of commuters and unemployed. It has grown around the railway. 33 likes. A spokesperson added: “We have ended the historic unfair funding between schools and colleges for post-16 students by putting them on the same funding rate. Get weekly updates, new jobs, and reviews Peter Symonds in Winchester would not be cutting jobs but its principal Stephen Carville slammed the funding cuts for being “nothing short of a national scandal”. read more. Member for Itchen to talk in terms of "economic disaster" and "a crime". Now, at one fell swoop, the heart is being knocked out of this little town and its workshops, which have been established there for seventy years. The House knows that the development of land is a subject on which the local authority will first have to give planning consent and, if the land is to be developed for industrial purposes, the Board of Trade's permission is also required. I should like to quote briefly what they said in paragraph 262 of their Report: This has frequently happened when similar proposals have been made. Log In If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. Friend's Department to give a blanket permission But he has a general interest in the problem of surplus capacity which exists throughout the rollingstock industry. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees. For many years the Eastleigh Borough Council has wanted to reduce the borough's dependence upon British Railways by diversifying its industrial base. 2,604 were here. First, I urge reconsideration of the basic policy. GOV.UK uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. 2,600 were here. I appreciate the heavy responsibilities Nearly half the adult workers of Eastleigh are employed by the British Transport Commission in making new carriages for the railways and in repairing locomotives. Above all, I ask the Parliamentary Secretary to say to the British Transport Commission, "Do have some confidence in the men who have served you well. I hope that if the hon. Many of the younger workers for whom I am pleading are buying their homes on mortgages, and the loss of their jobs would be a disaster. Nigel Duncan, principal of Fareham College, said that they were in consultation with half a dozen staff regarding redundancies but this was more to do with certain courses recruiting fewer students, staff were being taken on to cope with the demand for teaching maths and English. § My hon. Eastleigh College will also make redundancies, A spokesman said: “In response to the Government's ongoing reductions in college funding, the college has taken the decision to reduce its support staff numbers for 2014/15. on 19th January last that on the completion of the current orders, construction of coaching stock would cease at Swindon and Eastleigh and construction of locomotives at Horwich. Secondly, I raise the question of more repair work. My hon. § I have investigated this matter with some care, and I have no doubt that the Commission has, in this case, acted as a good employer—to use the words of the hon. Paul Watkins from the teaching union NASUWT said although support workers jobs were being targeted that would impact on the workload of those staff left behind and in turn affect the quality of teaching for students. 16 College jobs in Eastleigh on totaljobs. Eastleigh College confirmed they too were currently in the process of making redundancies. If British Railways adhere to their decision, our main hope must lie in getting new industry into the borough of Eastleigh. Get reviews, contact details and opening times for your local schools, courses, classes, educational institutions and more. Eastleigh College Please login... Username Password. It is a truism that without the skilled work of the men in the factories the British railway industry would not exist. Of course, if men can find alternative employment within a few miles of their homes, that is nothing new. I should very much like to have a reply from the Parliamentary Secretary on those five points. Moreover, most of the redundancy has to take place by 31st December this year, and I ask: why the suddenness? 170 Many people come to London to work, commuting a great many more miles than there are between Eastleigh and Southampton. Powered by OpenAthens LA 2.3 Welcome to the Eastleigh College Facebook Page! Therefore, the hon. He said that it was “difficult to stomach” any job losses in the current climate. I wish to congratulate the hon. I think one can fairly summarise what our colleagues thought by saying that they broadly approved the process of rationalisation of the railway workshops which the Commission is now carrying out. 168 He told the Daily Echo: “On my visits to my local colleges I have been so very impressed with the achievement of those who were over 18 who have come back into education to learn and train. Ideally a man should get his cards from the carriage works on a Friday and take up his new job in one of the new factories on the following Monday morning. 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