Job losses at RNID

The RNID has announced up to 19 job losses but claimed services
will not be affected.

John Low, the charity’s chief executive, said that continued
economic decline and the failure of the charity’s “anticipated
legacy income” to materialise had forced them to reduce the number
of staff.

He added that the RNID had to act now to reduce their planned
2003-2004 expenditure by £1.2 million in order to safeguard
the ongoing financial viability of the charity.

Despite the loss of up to 19 staff the charity say the
redundancies will not effect their services to deaf and hard of
hearing people on the ground. “Frontline services won’t be effected
because the job cuts apply to workers in support roles”, said a

The RNIB announced plans to make 100 people redundant earlier
this year.

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