Angry protesters gathered to show their support for staff yesterday morning as they met union leaders. It is thought that up to ten staff, including nursery workers from the Grands Vaux Family Centre, will lose their jobs as part of the Business Plan cutbacks.
As the workers met in tears yesterday morning, children and parents from the area gathered outside with banners to show their support.
‘The club is our community. The community is us,’ chanted the 20 or so protesters.
Geraldine Nicholas, chairman of Parents After Results Committee, who was at the protest, said that the States ‘did not care about people’ and felt they were targeting the underprivileged.
‘The youth centre is funded by the nursery, and the nursery has been here for years and they do so much work in this community. They are a real asset. Their funding has been stopped and about ten people are to lose their jobs,’ she said.