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To: Macquarie Uni students

Save our staff! Macquarie University Student Petition Against Staff Cuts

Stand against staff cuts at Macquarie Uni!

Last Friday, after the end of semester, the management of Macquarie University has announced which staff will take forced redundancies in this most recent rounds of cutbacks. This cut of 82 academic teaching staff, which has been rumored since the beginning of the year, is on top of over 300+ staff who were sacked last year.

Macquarie University is a multi-million dollar institution. It has hundreds of millions in infrastructure and assets. It is currently planning to spend $60m rebuilding the law school. A recent NSW government report also stated that Macquarie University has gained hundreds of student enrolments over the last year, but despite this Bruce Dowton and management cry poor for lack of funding. University is a multi-million dollar institution. It has hundreds of millions in infrastructure and assets. It is currently planning to spend $60m rebuilding the law school. A recent NSW government report also stated that Macquarie University has gained hundreds of student enrolments over the last year, but despite this Bruce Dowton and management cry poor for lack of funding.

We have also heard that some of these most recent staff redundancies may end in the dissolution of entire faculties, completely destroying the education of many students at this campus. Many students have already had their degrees completely shredded by the management of this university over the passed years. Management want to run Macquarie as a corporation, where only the bottom line counts.

These attacks have to be seen in a context of the nation-wide assault on students and staff from the university bosses and the Liberal government.

As we know from recent changes implemented by university management, such as the secretive disestablishment of the Faculty of Human Sciences and the cuts to degrees and majors through MQ2020, Dowton is not interested in quality education or the working conditions of university staff. Now they are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to push through further cuts to our education.

Why is this important?

Macquarie Students Against Uni Cuts will be working with staff on campus to fight back against these savage attacks. We shouldn’t have to pay a cent for their crisis. If you support this campaign to defend our education, against both the 82 academic staff cuts and the 300+ cuts from 2020, and the attacks to staff working conditions please sign this petition.

Updates

2021-07-04 14:20:17 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-06-22 18:04:54 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-06-21 13:11:58 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-06-20 20:31:42 +1000

10 signatures reached