RMIT rejects wage cuts for jobs deal  

RMIT will not sign-on to the accord negotiated by the NTEU and a group of vice chancellors

Reasons for rejection, include,

* the terms are for higher education staff and as such exclude dual sector RMIT’s VET staff, * the deal includes provisions for reduced working hours and maximum pay-cuts which the university rules out

* the university branch of the NTEU opposes its national leadership’s proposal

The university warns staff that revenue declines mean job losses, but commits to being governed by the university’s enterprise agreement in negotiations.