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National Tertiary Education Union petition calls for University of Newcastle cuts to be reversed | Newcastle Herald



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The University of Newcastle has hit back at claims that it ignored feedback about a recent organisational restructure that resulted in the loss of 110 jobs. It follows the delivery of a petition containing 4500 signatures to Vice-Chancellor Alex Zelinsky this week. The Community Petition Against Job Cuts which has been signed by students, staff, alumni, calls for the reversal of cuts associated with the restructure. The university’s recent organisational change program, which has seen a restructure of the university’s divisions, colleges and schools, will result in the loss of about 110 full time equivalent positions or a 4.25 per cent reduction to current staffing levels. The university argues the change program is…

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