GUARD redundancies

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Dear University of Glasgow,

Can you please send me all of the management reports that you have in relation to the proposed redundancies at GUARD. Can you please send me the evidence that you have that GUARD loses the University money.

Yours faithfully,

Fraser Roberts

FOI Office, University of Glasgow

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Dear Mr Roberts,

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Dear Mr Roberts,

Please find attached the University's response to your Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 request dated 14 April 2010, timed 22:39
hours.

You will find that the University's response to your information request
is in PDF (Portable Document Format) file(s) attached to this email.

The PDF file format is used for electronic distribution because it
preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with
fonts, colours, images, and layout. To open a PDF file you can download
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by clicking on to the following URL:

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Yours sincerely,

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office

Direct Line: +44 (0)141 330 2523
Fax: 0141 330 4920

Gilbert Scott Building
University of Glasgow
University Avenue
Glasgow G12 8QQ

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401

Fraser Roberts left an annotation ()

Quote from the report to Court

"GUARD employs over 30 staff and has a turnover of approximately £1.2M. It is anticipated to make a profit
of less that £50k in 2009/10 before making any contribution to Estates costs or other
central overheads. Over the last three years GUARD has been asked to make
surpluses of over £250k/year. The unit has consistently fallen short of this target.
One systemic problem is that University pay-scales make it difficult for GUARD to
make competitive tender bids against other commercial archaeological service
providers. This situation is very unlikely to change whilst GUARD remains part of the
University."

You really have to wonder what the purpose of Glasgow University - or the University of Tesco as its now known amongst senior academics - is for.

The cat is out of the bag with this statement.

"It is anticipated to make a profit
of less that (sic) £50k in 2009/10"

So its not that its making a loss, BY THEIR OWN ADMISSION ITS MAKING A PROFIT.

Its just that the University - like its sister organisation TESCO - needs bigger profits.

It would be funny if it weren't so serious.

Fraser