La Trobe U management warns up to 300 more jobs must go

“The challenges we face have not diminished,” VC John Dewar said last month (CMM February 19). He meant it

The university expects revenue to be $702m this year, $78m less than 2020 actuals, Professor Dewar told staff yesterday. And so, to deliver the target surplus of $11m, costs will need to be $691m, $97m lower than last year. This is on top of 2020’s $48m in savings .

That means more job cuts. Last year there were 300 full-time equivalent voluntary redundancies (translating to 335 people).

This year LT U needs to lose another 250-300 FTE.