AgResearch confirms job cut talks
AgResearch has confirmed it is talking to staff this week about possibly axing science jobs.
Radio New Zealand understands the Crown Research Institute is likely to make 20 percent of its science staff redundant.
AgResearch says it will be making no further comment until it has spoken to staff.
Waikato University agribusiness professor Jacqueline Rowarth said she had also heard redundancy announcements were imminent, and whispers that 20 percent of science staff would be axed.
Because after all, what would a country with New Zealand’s export profile need with agricultural research? The Brighter Future is just around the corner…