Recession blamed for charity’s job cuts

A significant number of people are set to lose their jobs at the
deaf people’s charity RNID as a result of the downturn in the
economy, the charity’s chief executive announced last week.

John Low said that continued economic decline and an
over-estimation of income from wills had forced them to reduce the
number of staff.

He added that the RNID had to act now to reduce their planned
2003-4 expenditure by £1.2m.

Despite the loss of up to 19 staff, RNID said the redundancies
would not affect their services to deaf and hard of hearing people.
“Front-line services won’t be affected because the job cuts apply
to workers in support roles,” a spokesperson said.

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