KA:Leisure workers say eight staff members have been made redundant by the company in recent weeks during a major restructure.

It is believed it included five positions being made redundant in their Operations and Customer Services division, as well as golf course managers and staff.

The company - which runs North Ayrshire's leisure facilities, including golf courses, Auchenharvie Leisure Centre, Garnock Community Campus, the Portal in Irvine and Vikingar in Largs - refused to comment when contacted by Ayrshire Weekly Press.

One worker told us: "I believe the staff redundancy costs totalled over £145,000. This included the five positions made redundant within Operations and Customer Service.

"This has now resulted in KA Leisure needing to advertise positions for their new structure that employees who were made redundant could have been matched into.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: KA:Leisure's restructuring proposalKA:Leisure's restructuring proposal (Image: Contributed)

"The positions of golf course managers were also made redundant, with the CEO not realising that they actually covered greenkeeping duties - which now leaves Routenburn golf course with one green keeper and Ravenspark golf course with just two."

Ayrshire Weekly Press has been provided with documents from the restructuring proposal which back the worker's claims.

Our source also claimed consultants were now being used to fill some of the positions which were scrapped as part of a proposed £470,000 saving put forward by CEO Malcolm McPhail.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: From the restructuring proposalsFrom the restructuring proposals (Image: Contributed)

A spokesperson for KA:Leisure's PR firm said: "We have been advised that you contacted KA: Leisure regarding a question related to redundancies.

"They wish to inform you they don’t wish to make comment at this time."