22 Jun 2023

Job cuts at Victoria University spark shock and disbelief

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 22 June 2023

A union leader says that planned staff layoffs at Victoria University of Wellington are causing shock, disbelief and upset on campus.

The Tertiary Education Union says Victoria, which has a 33 million dollar deficit, intends to axe 230 academic and non-academic staff.

Branch president, Dougal McNeill, says the cuts will be across many areas, including arts, science and commerce.

Dougal McNeill spoke to Corin Dann.