Union appeals to Charles Darwin U’s council

CDU management has been working on structure change for months – the NTEU isn’t happy

The university wants to work its way out of deficit and relying on Northern Territory Government assistance for the TAFE division (CMM August 20).  This has involved restructure proposals for nursing and midwifery (CMM May 23) and the library (September 16).

The National Tertiary Education Union hasn’t been happy from the start and now takes the argument to university council, presenting a petition from staff and supporters to the calling for it to intervene and commission an independent review of management’s plans.

The goals of establishing a university in the Territory were to stop the brain drain south, conduct research into the Territory’s unique desert and tropical environments, and aid the development towards statehood. … CDU’s current ‘restructure’ to compensate for poor management decisions and inadequate funding provisions threatens to jeopardise the university’s purpose,” the union states.


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