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Otago staff take action

Otago staff take action


Posted By on Aug 3, 2017

Union members and students at the University of Otago have taken a stand in support of general staff at risk of losing their jobs under plans announced last week by the Vice-Chancellor. Tuesday’s action was the beginning of a campaign calling on Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne to abolish plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Close to one hundred people came together on...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 24 University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne has announced plans to cut 182 full-time equivalent jobs from some of the university’s most vital support services. Professor Hayne told staff at a meeting last Friday that the positions would be cut as part of a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. With the amount of part-time staff working at the university and...

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Staff at the University of Otago are deeply concerned about the impact Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne’s plan to cut 182 full time equivalent jobs will have on students and the university’s ability to continue providing world class learning opportunities. Hayne told staff at a meeting earlier this afternoon that she is planning a massive shake-up in the way support services are delivered at the university. Under Hayne’s plans, vital...

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Tomorrow staff at the University of Otago will learn more about how management plans to shake-up the way general staff work at the university. According to a report in the Otago Daily Times, vice-chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, has invited all staff to a meeting on Friday where she will reveal the latest on a support services review that has been underway since 2015. It is widely expected that the review will recommend that...

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The University of Otago is proposing to cut 13 full-time equivalent jobs from its School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, management confirmed this week. Almost one third of academic full-time equivalent positions are expected to be cut, reducing the number of full-time equivalent positions from 25.3 to 17.8. In addition, 2.5 full-time equivalent technical staff will lose their jobs and three general staff positions...

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University of Otago management could be about to propose a major shake-up of the way general staff work at the university, once the results of a support services review currently underway are known. It is widely expected that the review, which started in 2015, will recommend services are shared across the whole institution rather than replicated in separate departments. The job losses that are likely to result follow cuts made to the...

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