The Staff Association is deeply saddened to learn of the unexpected death of former CSIRO senior research scientist and union member, Dr Penny Whetton.
As a world acclaimed climatologist; Dr Whetton made a massive contribution to CSIRO’s atmospheric research effort for more than two decades.
The news of her sudden and apparently peaceful death was announced by her partner Janet Rice, Australian Greens Senator for Victoria.
CSIRO Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski described the news as “incredibly sad.”
The campaign against the implementation of the Government’s staffing cap at CSIRO has reached the office of Science Minister Karen Andrews and other senior members of the Government while pressure continues to build on Chief Executive Larry Marshall.
Delegations led by Staff Association workplace representatives have targeted senior members of the Government to deliver a message about the impact of the Average Staffing Level (ASL) cap at both the local and national level.
“We’ve also held a meeting with Chief Executive Larry Marshall and senior members of the Executive Team to convey directly the damage the staffing cap is causing across CSIRO,” Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski said.
Staff Association members have been provided with two key updates on the Enterprise Bargaining 2020 campaign: what you need to know and what to expect in 2019.
Recently, Staff Association representatives met with CSIRO Human Resources (HR) representatives and the picture in the wider public sector also became clearer.