CSIRO staff strike to protect workplace rights

78bb1c6c-e097-437d-a48a-0fc6abc41b56_800Union members at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will take strike action to defend working conditions, rights and pay which are currently threatened by management’s support for Federal Government’s policy that aims to strip workplace rights and conditions.

CSIRO Staff Association members across the country will stop work between 9 – 11 am (local times) on Thursday 19 November in protest against management’s refusal to protect workplace conditions and rights.

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Members will strike to protect CSIRO conditions and rights

stop work web badge nov15In a recent series of workplace meetings across the country, Staff Association members flatly rejected management’s proposed agreement which seeks to strip important rights and working conditions.

In response, the Staff Association Council met and endorsed a national two hour strike (9am-11am local time) on Thursday 19 November – unless CSIRO Executive and Human Resources (HR) immediately change their unworkable approach to bargaining.

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