La Trobe U selects union leader for redundancy

Alysia Rex is one of the La Trobe U staff targeted for compulsory redundancy among hundreds to go in cuts announced last week

The eight-year LT U veteran is a first-year coordinator in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce – as well as branch president of the National Tertiary Education Union.

Presidents of other branches and NTEU officials think all redundancies at LT U are a bad idea indeed, including that of Ms Rex. They explain why in a video message to VC Jon Dewar, which includes Swinburne U president Julie Kimber who says, “this is not about special treatment for one member of staff. This is about respecting the right to representation for workers during one of the most profound crises that higher education has faced in this country.”

They call on Professor Dewar to reinstate Ms Rex’s position and “find other ways than forced redundancies for all staff at LT U