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CSIRO staff set to take strike action

CSIRO Staff Association members will start rolling strike action this week to defend working conditions, rights and pay which are currently threatened by the Federal Government’s unworkable public sector bargaining policy. Read our media release here. The story has been picked up by several news outlets including Nature and The Guardian.  
 

NICTA merger must not cost CSIRO jobs 

The Staff Association has expressed concern over reports that up to 200 jobs may be at risk due to a planned merger between CSIRO’s Digital Productivity Flagship and NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence. Full story here
 

Five year strategy starts to take shape

The development of management’s five year plan is close to completion, with the CSIRO Board due to approve the strategy imminently. Chief Executive Larry Marshall recently emailed staff with the draft strategy documents, describing it as an “exciting time for us to shape our CSIRO and our future.” Read more here

Membership fees 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.

Register to take protected action 

It's time to take action! CSIRO staff are not alone in their fight against the Abbott Government’s harsh bargaining policy, with thousands of CPSU members set to take part in 4 hour stoppages and mass meetings - escalating the campaign to protect public sector rights, conditions and jobs. Click here to register your attendance.  

Union dues
are tax
deductible

As we approach the EOFY, it's worth remembering that union dues are tax deductible. For the majority of members who pay their fees via CSIRO payroll - all you need is your PAYG summary (check the deductions heading). The Staff Association does NOT issue statements - unless you pay by invoice.
 
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