After a couple of years of quiet there is a retrenchment blue brewing at LTU. Management proposes offering voluntary redundancies to Infrastructure and Operations staff. The National Tertiary Education Union says the La Trobe University enterprise agreement still requires a change proposal for VRs and that management has not explained who will be allowed to go and how their work will be managed by staff who remain.
The union has notified management that they are in dispute over the proposal, telling staff that this prevents the university offering anybody VRs. However, the university responds that it presented a change proposal to staff yesterday and that there is no target for jobs to go.