Fewer stars at Southern Cross U

The university wants 63 FTE positions gone

The proposed redundancies are on top of 71 voluntary departures that followed staff voting down a management COVID 19 savings proposal to end and vary enterprise agreement pay rises (CMM July 14, September 15).

The proposed new job losses appear linked to an academic restructure, with the six existing schools becoming four faculties – business, law-arts, education, health, and science-engineering. Finance, marketing and HR are proposed to, “evolve into centrally-provided shared services.”

Overall the plan will “impact” 83 positions. The Lismore campus is targeted to lose 50 positions, with 22 at the Gold Coast and seven at Coffs Harbour. The other four are vacant.

The university faces a $33m revenue shortfall in 2020-21.