The Staff Association has finally seen CSIRO management’s proposed agreement offer. It isn’t pretty.
More than a year after the nominal expiry date of the current agreement, management have served up a terrible deal that cuts conditions and strips rights in return for paltry pay increases.
We’re asking all CSIRO staff to SAY NO to management’s proposed agreement.
The announcement of the first Ministry under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has profiled the role of science, research and innovation in Australia’s future.
However funding to public sector science agencies is still lacking, the union representing workers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) stated.
CSIRO Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski noted the profile on science and innovation but urged the Government to move quickly to repair funding to the CSIRO, following last year’s record $115 million budget cut to the nation’s premier research organisation.
As CSIRO staff wait for management to release their proposed agreement – likely to be in line with the Federal Government’s regressive bargaining policy – it’s worth examining some of the workplace rights and conditions that are under threat.
The workplace conditions and rights of all CSIRO staff – ongoing employees, specified term and Post Docs – are contained in our Enterprise Agreement (EA) which is protected by law.