The Department of Education and Training in Murwillumbah.
The Department of Education and Training in Murwillumbah. Blainey Woodham

Education department denies job losses in Tweed

THE Department of Education and Communities has denied rumours that staff were sacked at its Murwillumbah office on Friday.

But the department has not ruled out future job losses under a restructure of the office.

Department spokesman Sven Wright said the placement of staff at the Murwillumbah office on King St was yet to be finalised under a new model of school support completed in March.

"Work is underway to prepare for full implementation (of the new structure) for the beginning of the 2014 school year," Mr Wright said.

"The placement of staff in the new structure will take place later this year.

He said there was likely be directors and educational services remaining based at Murwillumbah.

Tweed State MP Geoff Provest said the department announced six months ago that a planned restructure would likely lead to job losses.

"Six months ago they were looking at two to three positions (going)," he said.



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