The current Enterprise Agreement – which sets out pay and conditions at CSIRO – nominally expires on 16 August 2014.
To begin process towards a new agreement, the first step has been to receive input from Staff Association members, and based on that information, develop a bargaining position for members to vote on.
Our proposed bargaining position is now available.
Your input from the bargaining survey and from membership meetings
Some key themes arose from our bargaining survey and membership meetings conducted over the last two months. These included:
- A strong view that it is important to maintain current conditions;
- Concerns about job security;
- Unhappiness that consultation is often not occurring prior to key decisions being made;
- Concerns about unreasonable workloads;
- Improving access to work based childcare;
- Strong support for member’s right to representation and union delegates accessing the necessary time and facilities to represent members;
- A pay rise that at least keeps up with the real cost of living; and
- Concerns that the number of Executive managers is too high and that in the current environment, very high Executive salaries and performance bonuses are unsustainable.
How the proposed bargaining position has been developed
All of the results from the survey, the feedback from members meetings, input from the Staff Association Council, individual submissions from delegates/members and information collected during the application of the current agreement, were all used to develop the proposed bargaining position. The bargaining position has now been endorsed by the Staff Association Council for your consideration and vote.
How the membership vote works
All Staff Association members will be emailed a link to an electronic vote, accompanied by details of the proposed bargaining position and a copy of this bulletin.
It is important that all members vote. The vote closes at 6pm AEDST on Friday 13 December.
The next step
Upon endorsement by a majority of members that vote, the Staff Association will lodge our bargaining position with CEO Megan Clark and formally request that bargaining negotiations commence no later than mid-February 2014.