FASS under fire at UTS

The proposed restructure in the UTS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is now subject to an industrial dispute

The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union states management has not met enterprise agreement obligations, including on consultation, and redundancies.

The proposal appears part of a faculty management plan to save $3.2m, with the union contending some decisions are already made.

The union points to staff cuts in teacher education while FASS is creating a criminology programme – a largely new discipline at UTS (CMM July 30).