CSIRO Postdocs deserve greater respect

Yes, he really did say it.

“We also have a lot of students that work in CSIRO and, we think of them as interns but the technical name for them is, Postdocs,” said Chief Executive Larry Marshall at Senate Estimates in October 2019.

These are kids that have just graduated, and they come into CSIRO to actually work on an industry project so that they’re more employable by industry.

“They tend to cycle through as well.”

Call for apology

The Staff Association believes that all CSIRO staff – including Postdocs – deserve greater respect for the work they perform.

Many Postdocs have been calling on Dr Marshall to apologise for his comments. They have also asked the Staff Association to protect Postdoc rights and conditions in enterprise bargaining.

Sign the petition 

Sign our petition for an apology and Postdoc rights and conditions to Dr Marshall.

Download the Postdoc respect petition or complete online.

Join the Staff Association 

If you’re not yet a member, join the Staff Association today. Email csstaff@cpsu.org.au or call (03) 8620 6348 to speak to an organiser.


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