Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

Unitec working to minimise redundancies

9 November 2006

Unitec working to minimise redundancies

Unitec New Zealand is looking at strategies to minimise the impact on staff members within its School of Language Studies after an internal review found that there were 15 surplus staff positions in the school.

Unitec CEO Dr John Webster said that a review had been undertaken in 2005, following a sharp decline in international student numbers. Steps had been taken to reduce costs, but the impact on staff had been reduced so far as practicable. In 2006, international numbers had stabilised, but domestic student numbers had fallen. Immigration levels were lower and labour shortages had led employers to accept workers with more basic standards of language proficiency.

In planning for 2007, with inflation running well ahead of government funding rates, and the need to offer staff members a reasonable salary increase, it had become clear that a further review of the School of Language Studies was inevitable. The aim has been to maintain core capacity in an important discipline, while offering the School genuine medium-term stability.

“While the review team has determined that there are 15 surplus positions in the School of Language Studies, we naturally hope that some, and hopefully most, of the surplus can be handled by strategies other than involuntary redundancy.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Kevin Field Quintet

With the hardest pews in town and an icon of Ruth Bader Ginsburg adorning the walls, St Peter's Church added a distinctly spiritual element to the debut of three new pieces by Kiwi jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field that celebrated our common humanity. More>>

Stage: Wellington’s Theatre Awards To Go Ahead

The Wellington Theatre Awards will go ahead despite a devastating year for New Zealand’s creative sector. Wellington Theatre Awards Trust Chair Tom Broadmore said, “the creative sector, and Wellington’s vibrant theatre sector has been gutted by the ... More>>

Journalism: An Icon Returns. New-Look North & South Magazine Hits Shelves

One of New Zealand’s most iconic magazines, North & South, is back on the shelves this week – with new independent ownership. The magazine, which has set the benchmark for investigative journalism in New Zealand since 1986, relaunches this week, ensuring ... More>>

Howard Davis: Three New Art Books for Xmas

Massey University and Te Papa Presses have published three new art books just in time for Xmas: Dick Frizzell's Me, According to the History of Art, Railways Studios, celebrating unique examples of government-sponsored advertising and design, and Nature - Stilled, Jane Ussher's extraordinary photographs of flora and fauna from the museum's natural history collections.
More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Rises From The Ashes (& Chris O'Connor Talks)

Simultaneously dreamy and structured, understated and subtle, spacious and hypnotic, The Phoenix Foundation's new album Lifeline includes gorgeous vocal harmonies, lilting lyrics with no lack of wry, self-deprecating humour, and gently weeping guitar parts. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland