11 October 2012
- Over 100 general staff at the University of New England (UNE) are slated to lose their jobs through a series of restructures. Thirty-six jobs have already got the chop in human resources, the printery and financial services with more tipped to go in marketing and public affairs and facilities management.
- Around 25% of academic staff in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University will be cut and hundreds of subjects closed down.
- While ANU has been forced to back down on its original proposal to declare all 32 academic and general staff positions at its School of Music vacant and force staff to apply for the remaining 23 jobs, it has not abandoned the mentality that lay behind it under an ‘expression of interest’ process. The NTEU says elaborate bureaucratic processes have been established to make it as difficult as possible for remaining staff to be simply redeployed.
- At Macquarie University, NTEU says what appear to be “highly flawed work analysis processes” being carried out as part of so-called ‘delivering excellence’ reviews presage further job cuts.