Wellings of Wollongong asks staff to take a cut

Uni Wollongong taking a $90m hit with on-shore international student enrolments down

“There will be no return to normal in 2020 or 2021.  It is essential that we take measures to safeguard our institution from the growing economic impact,” Vice Chancellor Paul Wellings told staff yesterday.

He adds the university has already responded with savings programmes set to run for 18 months and that he and the university executive have all taken a 20 per cent pay cut for the next year.

However, Professor Wellings now asks staff to take cuts; “including considering a temporary and proportionate reduction in your salary and/or working hours or taking annual and/or long service leave.”

“If we do not act now, our ability to influence outcomes in the medium term will be severely compromised,” he says.