Victoria U staff counting on an announcement  

People are on edge about redundancies

Rumour hath it that management has not received the number of volunteers to go it needs, said to be up 190 FTE.  This is the number of positions that would have been protected if staff had agreed to accept temporary cuts to conditions plus specified voluntary separations.

Whatever the voluntary separation number management wants is, if it is not reached involuntary redundancies are expected to follow.

There is talk around the traps of management knowing if it has a final figure this week or next but it seems nothing is doing yet. The university tells CMM it expects to announce a voluntary separation total mid-November.