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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.

Staff Association meets with Science Minister’s office and key political figures

CSIRO Staff Association representatives have met with the office of Karen Andrews – Minister for Industry, Science and Technology – as well as Labor and the Greens during a visit to Canberra recently.

Minister Andrews replaced former Senators Michaelia Cash and Zed Seselja in a ministerial reshuffle following the political demise of Malcolm Turnbull in late August.

Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski described the meetings as productive.

“We’ll continue to seek meetings with a range of politicians in the new year and step up our advocacy on behalf of CSIRO staff as the federal election draws near,” he said.

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Union members hit the street to Change the Rules

Staff Association members have joined colleagues from unions across the labour movement and participated in a national series of rallies over October and November as part of the Change the Rules campaign.

Protest meetings and rallies were held in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Gladstone, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Shepparton, Adelaide, Wodonga, Bendigo, Newcastle, Brisbane and Canberra.

The Melbourne demonstration outshone the rest with an estimated 170,000 people swamping the Victorian capital.

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Staff Association Annual General Meeting 2018


The Staff Association’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 6 December 2018 at CSIRO Waite Campus in South Australia.

The AGM is a crucial part of our accountability to members, enabling important financial and operational oversight of the union’s activities. Staff Association members are encouraged to attend.

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