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Olympic jobs in jeopardy over training

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THE OLYMPIC building programme could turn into a disaster unless the UK addresses training needs, an industry academic warned last week.

Linda Clarke, professor of European industrial relations at the University of Westminster, said: 'The industry is in a troubled state and I think the building work for the Olympics could be a disaster.' She said closer involvement from trade unions had improved training provision elsewhere in Europe.

Dr Clarke said: 'European countries all have the social partners involved, whereas in Britain the unions have been totally sidetracked from the process of training.'