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Striking CSIRO staff take centre stage 

Large numbers of Staff Association members were front and centre at public sector strike meetings held across Australia. There were mass meetings in capital and regional cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Newcastle, Geelong, Townsville and many more. Full report and photos here

In their own words: CSIRO staff speak out

Two of our members received the opportunity to speak to their fellow CPSU colleagues at the strike meetings. Deputy President Elizabeth Hulm delivered a passionate speech to the Perth event while Staff Association delegate Mike Collins addressed the crowd at Newcastle. Read what they had to say here

CSIRO to cut HSE staff by 20 per cent 

The Staff Association is concerned that a proposed 20 per cent cut to staff working in the HSE advisory roles will increase workload pressure on remaining support staff and result in less time researchers can devote to their science. Read a full report and view background documents here

Membership rates are changing  

Staff Association membership fees are set for a incremental increase, representing the first rate change in over fifteen years. The move will ensure the union retains the capacity to support members and protect working conditions in CSIRO following two tough years where nearly one in five jobs have been lost. More here.

Work bans to continue
in July

Protected industrial action will continue at CSIRO throughout July, following strong participation from Staff Association members in national public sector strike action. Two of the current work bans currently in place – the ban on effort logging and more than 7 hours 21 minutes per day – will continue in July. Full story here.


Ever heard of underwater rugby? It’s a fast paced, high intensity, three dimensional team sport played beneath the water. Two Staff Association members are part of Australia’s first ever national team that will compete at the Underwater Rugby World Championships in Cali, Colombia. Find out how you can support the boys here.
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