NTEU members save unionist's job
By Tim Gooden
CANBERRA — The president of the Australian National University branch of the National Tertiary Education and Industry Union, Dr Doug Kelly, has had his forced redundancy withdrawn after NTEU members banned the issuing of exam results in December.
The ANU management targeted the arts faculty for cuts and, just before Christmas, announced that the classics department would close. Four positions were identified for sackings, one held by Kelly. Kelly has played a leading role in defending jobs and conditions at the university.
Shortly after the bans were imposed, management relented and withdrew the redundancy notices. Instead, they have increased the redundancy offer and called for volunteers to take the offer.