CSIRO’s management bargaining team have revealed – contrary to previous advice – that the release of a proposed agreement and pay offer remains weeks, if not months, away.
The embarrassing disclosure contradicts recent assurances from Chief Executive Larry Marshall that senior management are ‘very close’ to releasing a proposed agreement for staff consideration.
The CSIRO Staff Association has issued a warning that the merger between CSIRO’s Digital Productivity Flagship and NICTA may result in significant job losses due a lack of Federal Government funding.
The new entity – called Data61 and to be led by tech entrepreneur Adrian Turner – will be merged into a single CSIRO entity over the next twelve months. In announcing the merger, the Federal Government said the decision would create a ‘digital research powerhouse.’
The Staff Association is deeply saddened to acknowledge the death of former CSIRO employee and stalwart union member Peter Saunders.
Peter joined the CSIRO Staff Association in June 2000. A communications specialist, Peter worked at CMIS Macquarie University for many years and also worked at both Lindfield and North Ryde more recently.
Known for his passion for photography and motorbikes, Peter was a staunch member of the Staff Association and demonstrated his commitment to his colleagues by volunteering as a delegate.