The news that Staff Association members have voted to take protected industrial action to defend working conditions and rights at CSIRO has resulted in national media coverage and many public messages of support.
Here are some of the highlights.
Science workers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will begin a campaign of industrial action to protect working conditions, rights and pay which are currently threatened by the Federal Government’s unworkable bargaining policy.
The escalation follows the conclusion of a Protected Action Ballot of CSIRO Staff Association members which demonstrated strong support for industrial action not only to break the bargaining impasse but to send a message to management and the Federal Government that following massive cuts to CSIRO funding jobs and research, attacks on working conditions will not be tolerated.
The Protected Action Ballot of Staff Association members has closed and the Australian Election Company has advised the outcome:
72% of members participated in the ballot, with each form of protected industrial action supported by more than 88% of the members that voted. See the full results here
Many thanks to all of our members and delegates in achieving this outcome towards getting a fair agreement for CSIRO staff.
The Staff Association has prepared information for members (click here) and is currently conducting workplace forums on protected industrial action. Contact your delegate or organiser and make sure you attend.
For more information visit our campaign page.