This is a great asset for Vice-Chancellor John Dewar, who campaigned for the proposed variants of the enterprise agreement, warns LT U is in COVID-19 financial conflict catalyzed. NTEU members who oppose VAAs are concerned that treaty change will not save jobs, but show management that workers are simple goals. They produced a video that advertises the “no” case. Vice-Chancellor Martin Bean announces consultations with staff and unions on voluntary redundancies. “We have increased discretionary spending, frozen recruitment and spending by external consultants, encouraged business and capital projects, and asked our senior managers and employees to make voluntary contributions. But there are other things to do. Trobe U follows U Tas and UWA in guaranteeing an enterprise agreement between employees and with strong majorities. In all three cases, management worked with union leaders on campus and placed the proposal first with its members. In contrast, the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong have lost decisive austerity proposals that have been rejected by trade unions. In an NTEU-Fightback-UWA leaflet, it was said: The Vice-Chancellor of the UWA and the national directorate of the NTEU “sold the modification of the enterprise agreement to avoid job cuts”, but the provisions of the EAV explicitly authorize “forced dismissals, the protection for casual cases being low and not applying, unless these casual players can demonstrate a “reasonable anticipation” of the work in progress which is almost impossible in practice.” In a message to employees yesterday, Mr. Bean warned that projected revenues would decline by $175 million this year and $120 million next year. “Even with the savings we`ve made so far, we still have to find cumulative savings of more than $200 million if we go to 2021.” If the VRs continue after the consultation, they will be open in mid-July with results “shared confidentially with the applicants.” The first study of the weekend focused on the flashing increase in the cost of studying humanities for students. But now analysts are venturing deeper into the weeds A solid majority of La Trobe U employees voted in favour of a temporary cut in wages and conditions in exchange for job protection.
The participation rate was 64%, and 66% of them supported the proposal. The vice-chancellor added that the VRS will be investigated “before thinking about forced redundancies.” They say the proposed change adds up to a 10% pay cut of up to $247 per 14 days for some employees and a salary cut of up to $6420 per year for professional employees. Merlin Crossley (UNW) on the two golden rules for selection committees in research (and elsewhere). The Vice-Chancellor also appreciated another part of the package. “What is encouraging about Friday`s announcement is the Minister`s commitment to work with the sector to provide a sustainable pipeline for research funding.