South Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway College job cut talks held

Dumfries and Galloway College
Image caption The college principal met with local politicians to discuss the proposals at the site

A south of Scotland college principal has met with politicians to discuss proposals which could see 37 posts cut.

The plans for Dumfries and Galloway College came in response to a £1.1m reduction in funding.

MP Russell Brown and MSP Elaine Murray met with principal Tony Jakimciw to discuss the plans.

Mr Brown said he believed senior management should be targeted by any reductions with moves taken to ensure teaching staff are spared.

The proposals to cut posts and courses at the site on the Crichton campus in Dumfries emerged earlier this month.

They would also cut the number of student places available.

Unions have criticised the move for hitting lecturing staff while leaving senior management "untouched".

Now the Labour MP and MSP have also raised their concerns about the situation.

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