Victoria University rejects allegations it is targeting campus union officials for retrenchment. Last Thursday CMM reported National Tertiary Education Union claims that VU is targeting three branch officials on VU’s staff for redundancy. The union suggested this is not a coincidence. CMM requested comment from the university then and received a response yesterday. “Assertions regarding targeting individuals are completely false,” VU states.
“Victoria University has been pursuing a widespread transformation agenda since 2016 that aims to improve the student experience, reduce our reliance on sessional staff, and concentrate our research efforts on areas of strength … . Change of this magnitude will have an inevitable impact on staff. Victoria University has taken considerable care to consult closely with all staff during this time, and has acted consistently with its legal and industrial relations obligations,” the university adds.