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Aug 06 2013

Harrow Libraries Job Losses – Updated Figures

books-150x150We asked Harrow Council to comment on the rumour that there would be 29 job losses in libraries, ostensibly as a result of outsourcing – something we reported late last week.

They told us: “John Laing Integrated Services Ltd (JLIS) has advised us that they wish to keep redundancies at a minimum and support staff through this process. Due to current vacancies within the library service, it is likely there are potentially around 10 full or part-time roles which will be at risk once transferred. Wherever possible, JLIS will seek to redeploy vulnerable staff in other areas of the business and will ensure any suitable vacancies and information on job opportunities elsewhere in JLIS are kept available for staff at risk to apply for.”

So, they have now reduced that number to ten full or part time roles which will become at risk once transferred. Which is good. Or rather, not quite so bad.

John Laing currently operates library services in Hounslow and will be taking over library services in Harrow and Ealing in September.

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