The Staff Association represents a wide variety of CSIRO workers across Australia, including regional New South Wales. Earlier this month a union delegation hit the road and visited CSIRO staff at Parkes, Coonabarabran, Myall Vale and Narrabri.
“It’s great to get out and visit CSIRO sites in the country,” Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski said.
“The work of Staff Association members is so impressive and the unique connection of CSIRO research with local communities and industries is something special.”
New South Wales representative Mike Collins and organiser Lachlan McSpedden also went along to hear from members and be inspired at each site.
The CSIRO Staff Association awards several scholarships each year to eligible members; another reason to be part of the union.
The scholarship program is designed to support the ongoing development of skills and qualifications of members in the workplace.
The CSIRO Staff Association has a long track record supporting women in science and CSIRO. From improving conditions, organising events and providing scholarships, the Association is proud to support the achievements of women in CSIRO.
However much more needs to be done to embrace gender diversity and achieve greater representation of women at all levels across the organisation.
In 2018, CSIRO joined the Staff Association in promoting a range of International Women’s Day (IWD) events in workplaces across the country. Here’s a handful of examples of how CSIRO staff marked the occasion.