Responding to news that West Nottinghamshire College has received a financial health notice to improve from the government after requesting £2.1million financial support, UNISON national officer Leigh Powell said:
“It’s a disgrace that financial troubles have escalated to this level. Last year UNISON tried to warn the FE Commissioner and governors about financial mismanagement at the college.
“Senior managers at the college have played fast and loose with public money to the detriment of students’ education, and the future of the dedicated staff who work there.
“Both the college and the FE Commissioner have passed the buck even when 100 members of staff were being made redundant.
“Staff are now left wondering who will be leading the financial recovery plan and how future changes will affect them. An urgent meeting with UNISON, the College and FE Commissioner representatives is needed so that staff and students’ questions get clear answers.”