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Old Posted Apr 21, 2016, 5:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Trevor3 View Post
There need to be large cuts to the public service at Confederation building. The system of having secretaries for secretaries, essentially what the west block amounts to, has to stop. Administration at MUN is beyond bloated and should be the focus of significant cuts before anything is done regarding tuition increases.
This one is the absolute worst. When a document has to pass through 10 hands to make it from A to B a few buildings over, you know there's trouble. The government has slashed funding to the university, but ultimately the university gets to decide how it's money is spent. It'd be wiser to hold on to the tuition freeze and let go of the dead weight. I'm not sure why there are so many protests from the federation of students off campus, this ball lies in the field of the university now.

It's a dangerous cycle at MUN though. Unions aren't doing anything at all except negotiating a pay raise every year, and when employees get it they smile and pat the union on the back. There are a lot of issues these unions need to be addressing at the university, but they're not. A lot of people are unhappy with how things are, but unfortunately they're held hostage by the folk who are happy with the union getting them more money. A huge revolt could be in the near future, and it won't be pretty.
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