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Teachers on strike

Teachers at Chesterfield College in Derbyshire are on strike for a 2nd day over plans to cut more than 40 jobs. The college says the losses are a result of a reduction in government funding.

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College principal says job losses will not impact on students

Teachers at Chesterfield College are on strike for a second day over plans to cut more than 40 jobs. The college says the job losses are a result of a reduction in government funding but that it will redeploy staff in other areas where possible.

The college Principal has stressed that the college facilities remain open to students and the proposed job cuts will not impact on students.

"Staffing accounts for two thirds of our costs here and for us to keep providing excellent education to the local community for years to come we need to shift our staffing in line with demand and a large reduction in government funding.

"I stress that we are not reducing either choice for students or the support they require to help them achieve and progress."

– Chesterfield College Principal, Trevor Clay

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