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The CSIRO Staff Association is a section of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU). It represents the industrial and professional interests of employees of the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation), the Anglo-Australian Observatory, and Co-operative Research Centres and supports members in the National Measurement Institute who were formerly staff of the National Measurement Laboratory in CSIRO prior to July 2004.

Why we’re marching for science in Australia

The March for Science will build on other rallies that encourage the use of scientific evidence in forming policy, writes Stuart Khan. 

IN LATE JANUARY this year, a group of mainly US-based Reddit users were discussing a recent report that all references to climate change have been deleted from the White House website. One user on the forum responded with the suggestion:

And thus the seed of a global movement was planted. Within hours, a proposed March for Science in Washington DC had a website, a Facebook page and a Twitter handle.

Within a few days, “sister march” sites began to appear from across the United States and around the world.

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Tracking the progress of enterprise bargaining

A special message from Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski regarding enterprise bargaining at CSIRO.

AS NEGOTIATIONS in enterprise bargaining are proceeding rapidly, I encourage all members to get the latest information by reading Staff Association emails, bulletins and visiting our campaign page.

For those members interested in the detail of particular issues, our analysis document of CSIRO management’s updated position on each clause of the Enterprise Agreement (EA) is your most important resource.

This document will be further updated next week following the formal negotiation meeting with CSIRO management on Friday 17 March.

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