Stress for a few at Western Sydney U

Things could be way worse, except in the occasional ares where managers want to reduce staff

Word around the traps is that the university is in ok financial shape for 2021, due in part to disestablishing empty positions, temporary borrowing and the expected outcome of the present voluntary redundancy process. There are said to be 210 applications for VR, anywhere up to 100 more than management needs to meet financial targets.

However, as part of the VR process, change proposals are required for 30 plus operating units. In a couple of cases these are being used to target groups of staff in areas where managements want to reduce numbers and are telling people that there are more of them than there will be jobs. Rather takes the voluntary out of redundancy.