Following a further bargaining negotiation meeting with CSIRO senior management this week – set against the backdrop of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak – Staff Association representatives can report on greater clarity on some of the key issues for members.
Staff Association representatives are in regular contact with CSIRO Executives responsible for the organisation’s coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce response.
We believe that the safety of CSIRO staff should remain paramount and that financial disadvantage should be minismised for all employees – permanent, fixed-term, casual, contractor or labour-hire – as a direct result of management decisions or directions in response to COVID-19.
This is a special resource for CSIRO Staff Association members. If you’re not yet a member of the union, email us for more information about membership.
A CSIRO document explaining the recent bushfire season has come under scrutiny in Senate Estimates; with revelations of controversial changes made during the drafting process leading to questions over possible government interference being levelled at senior executives.
Meanwhile, efforts to deflect criticism of the Federal Government’s handling of the bushfire crisis have been undermined by separate testimony revealing that funding for the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) would cease in little over a year.