UP TO 80 jobs at Barnsley College are at risk as part of a major restructure - with affected staff being given just days to decide on their future.
The proposals involving teaching and administration staff across 11 departments were only announced on Monday, with those affected being given until noon Friday to decide whether to apply for voluntary severance.
The restructure is expected to save the college about £600,000 but will have a significant impact on staff because of redundancies and downgrading, a union official has warned.
** The full report appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated June 13. **