Enterprise bargaining at CSIRO continues to progress with another productive negotiation meeting resulting in proposals retaining key workplace conditions and rights in an enforceable agreement.
However progress on several critical issues including term employment, outsourcing and a pay increase remains elusive.
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.
Staff Association members recently celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) in a range of events across the country.
The 2017 edition of IWD at CSIRO received widespread support from a range of organisations and Chief Executive Larry Marshall marked the event with a video message to all staff.
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.