There are undoubtedly considerable natural and industrial advantages for development at Eastleigh. My hon. Start your career with Eastleigh College. If these cuts take place in their present form and at their present speed, whatever the general picture in Hampshire, certainly Eastleigh might well become a depressed area. In the circumstances of the industry today, some adjustment of the workshop facilities is inevitable. The Government boast that they are decentralising the railways, but they are centralising carriage work. Friend asked whether the Commission would release some of the land it has near the carriage works for industrial development, and he asked whether Government Departments would co-operate to bring new industry to the site. But consequently the further education budget has been slashed to meet the efficiency savings set out by Whitehall. It will certainly keep the matter under review, and I sincerely hope and believe that, in practice, the problem will not prove to be so severe as both hon. 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? She said that those at risk were being given first refusal on vacant posts and being offered any new posts that were being created. 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. 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. Eastleigh's rate is still slightly below the regional rate (2.7%) and significantly below the national rate (3.8%) 2. 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. Eastleigh College. This is a good factory. I do not blame local management; I blame top management. He cannot order the Commission to phase the operation over a longer period. Eastleigh Lib Dem MP Mike Thornton does not agree with the Government funding cuts. For many years the Eastleigh Borough Council has wanted to reduce the borough's dependence upon British Railways by diversifying its industrial base. 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. I can only suggest that my Since the announcement by British Railways that they would construct no new coaches at Eastleigh on completion of the current programme, the hon. Receptionist . 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. Some of the men affected may be reemployed elsewhere on British Railways. I do not think that the facts bear such an interpretation. 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. I do not expect my hon. I hope that if the hon. Find ⏰ opening times for Eastleigh College in Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5FS and check other details as well, such as: ☎️ phone number, map, website and nearby locations. I am grateful to my hon. As usual I was unsuccessful in the Ballot, and I thank him for his generosity in sharing the time with me. 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. stands in this matter, because this is essential to any understanding of the situation. 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. 16 College jobs in Eastleigh on totaljobs. 167 Get reviews, contact details and opening times for your local schools, courses, classes, educational institutions and more. The fourth point concerns the diversification of industry. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having worked in the further education sector for over 15 years. Member for Itchen. GOV.UK uses cookies which are essential for the site to work. 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. 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. First, I urge reconsideration of the basic policy. Member. 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. Friend the Minister of Transport 172 If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. Member for Itchen, and it concerns phasing back. Adjourned accordingly at twenty-nine minutes past Ten o'clock. of Dr. Beeching, but I urge him, through the Minister, to realise that he is dealing not with statistics but with living men. Secondly, I raise the question of more repair work. They went to the railway works as boys. 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. we are unsuccessful, the resulting hardship to our constituents. Therefore, the hon. 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. If work does not stop at Eastleigh it will, of course, have to stop somewhere else. I must begin by saying where my right hon. If this decision goes through, as the hon. The county council, of which I am a member, has just built a new county technical college in Eastleigh, in the heart of what Hampshire believed was to be an industrial town, with a permanent future. My hon. In both cases it would be support staff who were affected by the job losses. Member for Eastleigh, will support this plea to the Government to treat this matter as one of great humanity and great urgency for the people of Eastleigh. 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 My final point concerns the chances of finding alternative work. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? 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. 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. 2,604 were here. This has frequently happened when similar proposals have been made. The unanimity of view on this subject which has been expressed from both sides of the House is a warning to me to look out. Redundancies soared to record 370,000 in lead-up to second lockdown. I want, first, to reinforce his main argument, why Eastleigh? Many people come to London to work, commuting a great many more miles than there are between Eastleigh and Southampton. All jobs of the company Eastleigh College, available in Eastleigh, England. 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. It has also tried to fit redundant staff into other jobs. We cannot run modern Britain on that basis. Three main manufacturing places were concerned in the announcement. In the short time available, I wish to try to cover additional points to those made by the hon. Members asked that the rundown be phased over a period longer than twelve months to enable new industries to come to the district. 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. of the adult population there. Education. Thirdly, this decision in conjunction with previous decisions taken by British Railways and by the planning authorities, has reduced substantially the job opportunities for Eastleigh people. 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. Some of these men may well be re-employed on other work at the Eastleigh shops. It has turned out thousands of railway coaches and has pioneered new projects, including the diesel-eleetric locomotive and the fibre-glass coach. Both hon. Search jobs. There are already a number of vacancies for men in trades similar to those to be found in the railway workshops in the Southampton area at present, and I believe that the number will grow as time goes on. That record is due largely to the public service of some of these railway workers. As I have said, there are already a number of unfilled vacancies in the Southampton area, § More than 20 jobs are being lost at City College Southampton while up to 20 more are being axed at Eastleigh College. Friend the Minister of Transport has no power to require that to be done. Barton Peveril also confirmed they were not making any redundancies, thanks to increasing student numbers. and I understand that a larger number will be present themselves as a result of new development, new building and industries coming to the Southampton area in the next few years. The younger men have made the railways their career, on the understanding—up to now supported by British Railways—that it was a lifetime career, and that the future of the workshops was firm and secure. Eastleigh College Education Management Eastleigh, England 4,779 followers We build strong careers, businesses and communities with technical & professional skills, training and apprenticeships Sian Davies. Only yesterday we shared a platform at a meeting organised by the works committee in Eastleigh Town Hall. 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. A refrigeration engineering apprentice at Eastleigh College has been named ‘National Student of the Year’ at the cooling industry’s annual awards. read more. Under the proposals, the Education Funding Agency will cut funding for 18-year-olds by 17.5 per cent from September 2014. But he has a general interest in the problem of surplus capacity which exists throughout the rollingstock industry. 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. My right hon. The decisions were taken in the light of the knowledge that some repair work would be going to Eastleigh instead of to Lancing. We’ll get you noticed. We must see what we can do to keep things even. Tonight is indeed a cry from Macedonia: "Come over and help us". 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. Data returned from the Piano 'meterActive/meterExpired' callback event. We also use non-essential cookies to help us improve government digital services. The answer is that this depends on the nature of the redeployment. I understand that, as part of its general proposals for Eastleigh, decisions were taken by the Commission with regard to repair work at present done at Lancing. Staff from Gateshead College protest over pay cuts and increased working hours. My third point has been made by the hon. It is a truism that without the skilled work of the men in the factories the British railway industry would not exist. In view of the heavy concentration of redundancies in British Railways spoke originally of about 850 payroll staff being eventually redundant as a result of this decision. 2,602 were here. I wish to congratulate the hon. 169 The problem of excess capacity is not something from which we can run away. Member. Details of Eastleigh Borough Council’s budget for 2010 have been revealed by the leader of the Council , Keith House. This means an economic disaster to Eastleigh the like of which has never happened before. I urge him even now to go and talk to the men. Our colleagues on the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries went into this matter with some care in their recent Report on British Railways. Brockhurst College in the New Forest said there were “no planned redundancies” along with Richard Taunton College, in Southampton. EASTLEIGH COLLEGE LIMITED - Free company information from Companies House including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity Learn about Eastleigh College's Eastleigh office (Southampton area). Up to 40 full time equivalent posts will still go. 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. Member for Southampton, Itchen (Dr. King) was not correct when he said that Eastleigh had been singled out. 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. 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. Reviews from Eastleigh College employees about Eastleigh College culture, salaries, benefits, work-life balance, management, job security, and more. Member for Southampton, Itchen (Dr. King) on his good fortune in securing this debate tonight. 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. The Eastleigh College Board and Senior Management Team have launched an ambitious strategy for the period 2020-24 that sets out the College’s priorities to see more learners, be more successful, more often. 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. 173 “We are saddened that colleges are having to make these drastic savings as a result consequence of the purse strings being tightened by this government.”. 166 Eastleigh College Please login... Username Password. 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. Welcome to the Eastleigh College Facebook Page! Southampton City College principal Sarah Stannard. One bad feature of the whole business is its soullessness. Eastleigh College rated "outstanding" by Ofsted. Friend asked, "Why pick on Eastleigh?" It is certainly not because the works there are inefficient, at least not by the standard of railway workshops. First, the Southampton area is large—substantially wider than reasonable travelling distance to work from Eastleigh. 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. 33 likes. The heads of Southampton's three colleges joined forces to battle against the proposals which they fear will damage the education of hundreds of young people in the city. Half of it is new and dormitory, and the older half is the railway town. Mr Thornton said he felt the funding cuts had gone too far in further education. I know the men that I am speaking about. As a subscriber, you are shown 80% less display advertising when reading our articles. Eastleigh College has been commended by the Association of Colleges for the careers and progression support it provides to learners by being shortlisted for this year’s Beacon Awards. GOVERNMENT cutbacks are leading to a jobs cull at colleges across the south, the Daily Echo can reveal. § Southampton City College is one of several colleges set to cut staff with 21 jobs on the line. 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. I begin by telling the House that Eastleigh is a little Hampshire town of about 35,000 people. The older men concerned have literally given nearly the whole of their lives to the town and the railways. Friend mentioned repair work which might come to Eastleight. I should like to quote briefly what they said in paragraph 262 of their Report: Mr. Young (Regional Controller, Board of Trade) denied that it was the Board of Trade's intention to sit back and await the arrival of unemployment at Eastleigh. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees. Eastleigh College Apprenticeships Eastleigh College is a General FE College based in Eastleigh, Hampshire specialising in Apprenticeships for 10 years. ... College redundancies and restructures . We neither expect nor want just any form of industrial development. The cuts are estimated to be affecting 600 teenagers in Southampton alone and thousands more across Hampshire. Friend the Minister has no direct responsibility here. 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. These men have served the Southern Region well, and I ask why the Southern Region should not continue its own regional coach building. About 140 have already done this in the last month or so. This, they say, will mean the average reduction for a college will be 1.8 per cent instead of three per cent. First, as to the extent of the redundancies. 171 May I have my hon. Friend's assurance that British Railways will press ahead with the development of this land? Redundancies at Ford are likely to have a significant impact on local communities. University confirms no compulsory redundancies. The Board of Trade estimates that there should be over a thousand new jobs coming there within a very short time. I come to the present proposals relating to Eastleigh. 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”. It has given the maximum possible notice, it has kept in the closest possible contact with the staff, through the established consultative machinery, and with the local authorities. Tonight I wish to raise the subject of redundancy in the Eastleigh railway works. My hon. Job added: 2018-08-20 10:39:10 . for anyone to go there, because if we had a factory to make dolls' eyes it would not help our problem. ... College redundancies and restructures . Eastleigh College is one of only seven FE colleges in the UK to be part of The Career Colleges Trust, which has joined forces with STC International in the Netherlands to launch a pioneering network of specialist logistics colleges. My hon. Powered by OpenAthens LA 2.3 Britain. 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