ACTU to cut jobs as it seeks to boost union mem­ber­ship

The Australian - - FRONT PAGE - EWIN HANNAN

The Aus­tralian Coun­cil of Trade Unions will cut jobs from its Mel­bourne head­quar­ters as it em­barks on a ma­jor re­struc­tur­ing de­signed to ad­dress record-low union mem­ber­ship.

Union sources said the changes, aimed at in­creas­ing the peak union body’s fo­cus on how to grow the union move­ment, would re­sult in re­dun­dan­cies while some po­si­tions would dis­ap­pear and new roles would be cre­ated.

Sources said, at this stage, there was a hope the net job cuts could be kept to four, but they did not rule out forced re­dun­dan­cies “if nec­es­sary”.

Union sources de­nied the re­struc­ture was linked to fed­eral La­bor’s elec­tion de­feat or the find­ings of a post-elec­tion re­view that the ACTU’s $10m Change the Rules cam­paign was too com­plex and strug­gled to con­nect with vot­ers.

Sources said there had been talk about the re­struc­tur­ing among the ACTU and its af­fil­i­ates since last year.

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