Current industrial action bans on the recording of effort logging and on working more than 7 hours 21 minutes per day will continue throughout the month of August. See the latest notice of industrial action provided to CSIRO HR.
Staff Association representatives have not been provided with an agreement or pay offer in bargaining after more than a year of formal negotiations with CSIRO Executive management and HR. The current Enterprise Agreement nominally expired on 16 August 2014 but will continue to apply until a new agreement is approved by staff. Continue reading
Protected industrial action will continue at CSIRO, following strong participation from Staff Association members in national public sector strike action. Two of the current work bans currently in place – the ban on effort logging and working more than 7 hours 21 minutes per day – are set to continue throughout July.
Meanwhile the latest negotiation meeting has failed to yield any breakthrough, with management again failing to timetable or outline either a pay offer or a proposed agreement – despite almost being twelve months since the nominal expiry of the current agreement.
Geelong mass meeting
CSIRO union members recently joined thousands of public sector workers by taking protected strike action as part of a series of nation-wide work stoppages and mass meetings.
The largest federal public sector strike in thirty years was sparked by the Abbott Government’s regressive bargaining policy which mandates cuts to working conditions and rights.
Big numbers of Staff Association members were front and centre at mass meetings held across Australia in capital and regional cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville and many more.