Protests picking-up over UTS cuts

FASS dean Alan Davison says the faculty must “adjust its academic staff profile,” decide what is “the right mix of roles and levels of professional support for the activities we undertake” and “develop actions that address principal areas of focus” (CMM April 30).

The savings target is $3.2m in salaries, this year, which the student Education Action Group calls an, “outrageous attempt to make students and staff pay for a crisis is the corporate university model.”

And the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union is considering motions this week condemning UTS management, “for seeking to make further job cuts, thus threatening the viability and quality of our existing educational programs and damaging the University’s reputation in the community.”