Date Released: 10 March 2014
SIPTU has expressed disappointment at the decision to close Baileborough Community Training, Baileborough, Co. Cavan.
On Friday, 7th March, staff at Baileborough Community Training were told that the centre would close on Wednesday, 30th April, with the loss of all five jobs. Staff were informed that the decision had been taken by the Board of Management of the centre in consultation with the funding organisation, Pobal, and was irreversible.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Eddie Mullins, said: “The decision comes as a bombshell to staff who over the last 14 years have helped build the services offered by the centre. Staff believe that this centre could be saved and could operate successfully if it was allowed to advertise. There is now concern that courses including computer, photography and ECDL, already begun may not be allowed finish and others committed to will not be allowed start.”