BY JARROD MELMETH

Concerns are being raised about the potential cut to security services at TAFE campuses, including those in the Hunter.

In March, TAFE NSW proposed a restructure which will see 678 jobs lost. 

Staff and the Unions rallied on Tuesday against the proposed changes which they say will place students and staff in danger.

It’s feared the NSW Government employed officers will be replaced by a private company which will see a decrease in services across campuses.

Assistant Branch Secretary of the Community and Public Sector Union Troy Wright says it part of yet another restructure.

“Security officers right now do more than just lock doors. They escort students and teachers from areas at night. They make sure the campus is secure and free from vandalism and other damage.

“To just have a drop in, drop out security service is woefully inadequate and it’s going to impact students and staff,” Mr Wright said.

TAFE NSW Newcastle Campus. Photo: Purser.