Fears for the future at RMIT

After a week of speculation that huge job losses are imminent VC Martin Bean may not have been looking forward to fronting staff Friday morning

There is a view at RMIT that Mr Bean is not in league with Satan, because the Prince of Darkness has standards.

However, observers say the VC did ok Friday, appearing genuinely concerned for people whose jobs are gone, going or may still be to go.

But this will not mollify people caught in a harsh process. An on-line staff protest, also Friday demonstrated opposition runs deep, to management’s job cuts to date and fears there are more to come.

Management has a job to do to convince staff that the ceiling of 250 more jobs to go, reluctantly announced (CMM Friday) is the last.