Posted by on 05 December, 2019
NINE HUNTER TAFE STAFF LOSE JOBS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Nine Hunter workers are amongst the 196 positions being axed from TAFE NSW just five days before Christmas.

Six positions will be lost from the Newcastle site while three positions will go from Tighes Hill on 20 December, as the Liberal-National Government continues to decimate TAFE.

Over the last eight years, the Liberal-National Government has systematically destroyed TAFE by slashing 6,000 jobs and stood idly by as enrolments have declined by over 175,000.

Across the state the slashed positions include IT Support Officers, Customer Support Technicians and Human Resources personnel. The latest local job losses are:

Organisational Unit 2 Name

Organisational Unit 3 Name

Position Title

Position Payscale Area

Position Payscale Group

Position Type (Perm/Temp)

Work Location

Delivery Group

Regional Delivery Group North

Coordination Support Officer

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 2

Permanent

Newcastle

Delivery Group

Regional Delivery Group North

Coordination Officer

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 3

Temporary

Newcastle

Delivery Group

Regional Delivery Group North

Coordination Officer

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 3

Permanent

Newcastle

Delivery Group

Regional Delivery Group North

Office Manager

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 6

Permanent

Newcastle

Strategy People and Change Group

TAFE NSW People & Safety Branch

People Business Partner (transitional)

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 9

Temporary

Newcastle

Delivery Group

Regional Delivery Group North

Manager Energy Training Services

TAFE Snr Educ Off

TAFE Snr Educ Off

Permanent

Newcastle

Strategy People and Change Group

TAFE NSW People & Safety Branch

Talent Resourcing Officer

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 3

Temporary

Tighes Hill

TAFE NSW Information Technology Group

Technology Management and Support

Infrastructure & Facilities Tech Coord

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 6

Permanent

Tighes Hill

TAFE NSW Information Technology Group

Technology Management and Support

TL Technology Infrastructure Serv & Ops

TAFE Worker

LEVEL 9

Permanent

Tighes Hill

 

Labor Shadow Minister Rural and Regional Jobs and Member for Swansea Yasmin Catley has called on the Government to making savage cuts to TAFE.
 
“Sacking people only days before Christmas is heartless,” Ms Catley said.
 
“And to do it at a time when people desperately need skills to compete in our workforce, we’re facing a national skills shortage with the rate of youth unemployment rising, positive investments into TAFE is crucial.”

Member for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp said that the continual cuts to TAFE are running the institution into the ground.

“This is death by a 1000 cuts,” he said.

“TAFE was once a fantastic place to study and work, but very soon there won’t be anything left.

“Not only is the Government dragging TAFE through the dirt, the way the hardworking staff are being treated is disgusting.”

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