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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 5. April 15, 1953

"It's not Easy" . .

"It's not Easy" . . .

To Run the Vic Cafeteria, So Tea Services Ltd. Are Pulling Out. President O'Brien Informed "Salient" of This Decision on the Caterers' Part on Monday Evening; Treasurer McCaw Considered that the Position was Gloomy—As Indeed it is.

The withdrawal of Tea Services will place the Association in a difficult position. The last time the Association ran the cafeteria by student labour under an experienced chef-manageress it lost an ever-increasing amount each year. Already this year Tea Services have been faced with a staff shortage, but we have been unable to ascertain the exact reasons for their withdrawal. Tea Services handle some very large catering contracts: perhaps they consider the profit (approx £100) made here does not compensate for the difficulties with which they have had to cope.

Malcolm McCaw informs "Salient" that the first stops to remedy the situation will be to determine the reasons for the withdrawal and attempt to meet Tea Services and arrive at an understanding. If they hold to their decision the Executive will have to decide whether the Association will attempt to run the caf itself or to attempt to get another contractor; the latter course would seem preferable but the same difficulties might arise eventually. A full report on the Executive's deliberations will be printed next issue.