In April 2013, CSIRO Chief Executive Megan Clark announced plans to introduce deep cuts across the organisation over the next twelve months – likely to result in over 200 jobs lost from the 6,500 strong workforce. The Staff Association has condemned the decision, warning that the organisation’s research and operational capacity will be seriously damaged. More here.
Where will the cuts be felt most?
Briefings with the majority of Divisional Chiefs and Human Resources staff have provided the following information on potential Full-Time Equivalent job loss numbers. Please note that these numbers are approximate, subject to change and may be reduced through mitigation processes such as redeployment. Where areas of CSIRO are not specified below, further information and confirmation will be sought by the Staff Association.
The information below is current as at Tuesday 23 July 2013.
|CMAR – 47
22 redundancies & 25 term employment cessation/other attrition
|CESRE – 10 to 20||CES – 33
18 redundancies & 15 term employment cessation/other attrition
Including 5 term employment
4 to 7
6 to 9
45 to 50
|CLW – 40 to 45
|CMIS / ICT – up to 5||Property – up to 5||Finance – 10
With creation of 5 new CSOF2s in a new declassified structure
|Admin Services –
|CSIRO Executive – 1||HR –
|CASS – 1
Excluding Tidbinilla site
The Staff Association Members is committed to providing members with the latest information through regular updates on job cuts and redundancy process.
Know your rights
The Staff Association produces fact sheets on a range of workplace issues. Three particularly relevant fact sheets in the current environment relate to:
The complete set of resources can be found here.
Support for members
Members in need of support are encouraged to contact their local Staff Association delegate for initial advice. More information, including how to find your local delegate, can be found here.
Under the terms of the current CSIRO enterprise agreement, management is required to provide formal, written advice to the Staff Association when ten or more officers are likely to become potentially redundant. This is commonly referred to as Clause 3(a) advice.
- CSIRO job cuts ‘unavoidable’ – Fairfax
- CSIRO set to axe jobs – ABC Radio AM
- CSIRO cuts to hit Canberra – Canberra Times
Staff Association delegates who require additional resources such as technical information, guides and workplace materials are encouraged to contact their local organiser or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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