Evocca College sackings condemned
News of further staff redundancies and campus closures at Evocca College has been condemned by the union representing its employees.
Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland and Northern Territory Branch Secretary Terry Burke said the latest news reports regarding Evocca College were upsetting not only for those staff losing their job but for those that remain.
“After mass redundancies last year, Evocca College employees yet again find themselves in a situation where their employer has failed to consult, failed to provide any direction and failed to give staff anything other than a climate of uncertainty when it comes to their future,” Mr Burke said.
“For many remaining Evocca College employees they are now questioning whether they will have a job next month, let alone next year.
“It is clear Evocca College is trying to quickly downsize following the federal government’s decision to crackdown on the VET FEE-HELP funding scheme.
“For the staff continuing to work at Evocca College, the latest redundancies and closures also mean that their workloads are set to dramatically increase.
“IEUA-QNT members at Evocca College have reported being requested to do things which are generally outside their employment.
“Such requests combined with the growing uncertainty over the future of Evocca College can only put pressure on the quality of course delivery, in turn placing students at a disadvantage.