Jobs saved by staff sacrifice at Uni Wollongong

Delaying pay rises will protect 200 positions

Uni Wollongong and unions proposed savings to staff last month which included deferring to 2022 previously agreed pay rises. But nobody was committing to how many people doing this would save from the sack, (CMM July 30).

Staff voting backed the proposal, which turns out to be expected to save around 200 FTE. The estimate is in the independent oversight of university savings measures, which was part of the unity ticket agreement.

This is the mid-range number of jobs to go that management set-out in a previous proposal to staff – although then it was tied to 12 month pay cuts (CMM June 5).