JCU is proposing to reduce professional staff positions by 10 per cent, despite only a 4.3 per cent decline in student enrolments in 2021.
Staff cuts in the Department of Government and International Relations have left unit coordinators scrambling to source external lecturers that can deliver teaching.
The $185 million surplus comes after two years of staff redundancies, which were justified as cost-saving measures in the context of COVID.
In a year that will likely see strike action on campus, 50 students gathered last Thursday outside Fisher Library for the Education Action Group’s (EAG) first protest of 2022.
The quality of the staff and student experience at the University of Sydney is suffering.
Staff will be required to fight amongst themselves for newly created positions that may have a lower pay.
Staff say they are spending every waking hour opposing the "dangerous" proposal.
University management told staff they have no strategic planning nor minimum staffing level for the libraries.
Staff say that revenue shortfalls were exaggerated, leading to unnecessary cuts.
Draft Change Proposal deals another blow to the University’s flailing support services