Union nod for voluntary redundancies at Uni Sydney

The CPSU (unenthusiastically) accepts management’s proposed VR scheme

The Community and Public Sector Union reports that after consulting members “it does not oppose” VRs at Uni Sydney” “It would seem perverse to prevent people going if they can do so with a financial package, particularly as this may help to reduce the need for forced redundancies.”

The university wants VRs to create funds for “key areas” that are now frozen by COVID-19 savings requirements (CMM September 18).

However, the CPSU is not giving management a free pass, setting out five conditions on VRs and adding it will, “trenchantly oppose forced redundancies for the harm they would do to individuals, their families, to the service provision, teaching and reputation of the university.”