Change the Rules – aimed at overturning Australia’s broken workplace laws – is set to be the biggest union campaign since 2007’s Your Rights at Work.
“Thirty years of trickle-down economics has failed to provide secure jobs or fair pay rises. Too many people in Australia have no job security. They can no longer predict or plan their lives. Having a job you can count on is a foundation of the Australian way of life.
“The rules must be changed so jobs with basic security and rights can be restored,” Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary Sally McManus said.
Change the Rules Mega Rally
The last round of bargaining at CSIRO showed how easily workplace laws can be exploited to demoralise, disrespect and sow distrust throughout the workforce.
We must change the rules to secure jobs, fair pay increases and protect workplace rights and conditions at CSIRO.
- Change the Rules Mega Rally – Poster
- Venue list and online registration – ACTU website
- Resource Centre – Change the Rules
National rallies and meetings
Rallies, events and meetings are planned all across Australia as part of the Mega Rally.
Venues include Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollongong, Gladstone, Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Shepparton, Adelaide, Wodonga, Bendigo, Newcastle, Brisbane and Canberra.
CSIRO staff must participate on their own time
CSIRO staff planning on participating in Change the Rules events must do so on their own time, either through approved leave or flexible working arrangements.
For more advice, speak to your local delegate or organiser or read the Staff Association fact sheets on recreation leave and flextime.
Know your rights
- Is Sally McManus the woman the Coalition fears most? – Fairfax Media
- Unions defiant in the face of illegal strike warning – Fairfax Media
- Unions calling for shake-up ahead of next federal election – ABC Online
- Watch a video of Sally McManus’s recent address to CSIRO staff here or below.
- Australian Unions chief to meet CSIRO Staff – August 2018
- McManus says it’s time to change the rules – March
- Organising to Change The Rules – October 2017
Authorised by Sam Popovski – Secretary – CSIRO Staff Association –
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