Union says no to job cuts proposal at Southern Cross U

The university wants more to staff to go as part of a restructure

Some 71 staff have already accepted voluntary redundancies but now management wants 63 more FTE positions gone, as part of turning six schools into four faculties. Another 20 positions would be “impacted,” (CMM October 15).

But the National Tertiary Education Union argues management is in breach of the enterprise agreement, on workplace change and job changes/losses.

This isn’t surprising. Back in July then VC Adam Shoemaker put a savings proposal to a staff vote which the NTEU opposed (CMM July 13). The prop was narrowly defeated and Professor Shoemaker said savings would have to be found under the terms of the enterprise agreement – which the union now invokes.