Uni Wollongong gets go-ahead for vote on savings

Staff will vote on a cuts for jobs plan

Uni Wollongong staff will vote on the joint unions-management proposal trading temporary cuts in benefits for a reduction in job losses (CMM Friday), although there is no word on how many jobs will be saved.

 National Tertiary Education Union branch members approved the deal on Friday. As it requires a variation of the university’s enterprise agreement it must be approved by an all-staff ballot.

To date, all agreement variations, to address financial losses caused by COVID-19, jointly proposed by management and unions at universities have passed.