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CSIRO Property plan takes shape

After many requests from the Staff Association over the past year, CSIRO management have started to reveal the details of their property strategy. Funding uncertainty has fueled fears that some CSIRO sites face an uncertain future. More here.

SROM explained: What you need to know

The Supporting Research Operating Model (SROM) is a new project management tool being proposed to replace of a number of systems currently in operation at CSIRO. But there are concerns SROM may result in the loss of more support roles. Read more

Backroom deal may lead to agreement offer

After a year of formal negotiations, management have hinted that they are close to offering a pay offer and proposed agreement to staff. Indications are that the backroom deal will reflect the Government's restrictive bargaining policy. Update here

Welcome to new CSIRO Chair   

The Staff Association has welcomed the appointment of David Thodey as the new CSIRO Chair. However the former CEO of Telstra faces big challenges including repairing staff morale, protecting working conditions and championing the cause of scientific integrity within political and policy making circles. More here

75,000 reasons to join the union 

Representation and advocacy provided by the Staff Association has resulted in one member receiving $75,000 in back pay. When management turned down this member's application for relocation expenses, the Staff Association stepped in and negotiated the correct payment. Another example why membership matters.

Royal Commissioner in hot water

The head of the Abbott Government's Royal Commission into trade union corruption has found himself at the centre of a political firestorm. Dyson Heydon is facing calls to stand down following revelations that the former high court judge was scheduled to appear as special guest at a Liberal Party fundraiser. Story by Fairfax Media
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