Major Scottish veterans' charity having to cut back

Erskine, the famous Scottish veterans' charity, is reportedly having to cut back on part of its commercial operation which provides valuable wotk for veterans. The Daily Record reports that:

 

WAR heroes are facing a bleak future as Scotland's proud veterans' charity are being forced to axe jobs.

The economic climate has forced the Erskine organisation to enter a "consultation" with workers, many of whom are wounded veterans.

But the charity's organisers have pledged to do everything to prevent further losses and appealed to people to help them fight for survival.

The Record are today backing their appeal.

Erskine care for 1300 service veterans and their families across five care homes, care partnerships and cottages.

They provide employment for those who served their country and channel profits back into services. But bosses have been left with huge financial losses run up by Erskine Print and Erskine Furniture – two of the five social firms they run in Bishopton, Renfrewshire.

Erskine Print have closed, while Erskine Furniture are battling to survive. A total of 31 employees are at risk in Erskine Furniture, while six staff at Erskine Print have already been told that the operation will close. ...

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