Union calls on Deakin U Council to intervene

Vice Chancellor Iain Martin told staff last week “it will be impossible to avoid redundancies.” (CMM June 3) The process is underway now, really underway

Last week the university proposed job losses in 12 administration teams involving 15 per cent of positions. On Wednesday academic units were added, with reductions ranging from 3 per cent in Health to 8 per cent in Business and Law.

Yesterday, the campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union responded, calling on supporters to lobby university council to intervene. Public universities are not for profit, so spend reserves before cutting the quality of education,” the union argues.