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Bargaining battle at CSIRO heats up 

The battle to protect working conditions at the CSIRO looks set to escalate with news that the Staff Association will prepare an application for a Protected Action Ballot in an effort to break the enterprise bargaining deadlock. Find out more here.

Making our voice heard in Canberra 

The Staff Association recently wrote to more than thirty MPs and Senators. Sixteen meetings will take place in Canberra next week. Meanwhile, thousands of union members are set to rally in a series of nationwide protests. Read more here.

CSIRO and NICTA set to merge? 

Fairfax reports that CSIRO and NICTA are in discussions to join forces, prompted by the Federal Government’s decision to cease funding to NICTA in 2016. We recently wrote to Larry Marshall requesting an update on behalf of staff. Read the letter here.

Council meeting

CSIRO Section Council gathered in Hobart last week for their first meeting of 2016. A full report will be included in next month’s edition of Pulse. Special guests included Julie Collins MP and Senator Peter Whish-Wilson. However the highlight was a presentation and tour of the RV Investigator. View photos from the meeting here

Vale Mike Raupach

The recent death of Mike Raupach has been keenly felt by the Australian scientific community, especially at CSIRO and among Mike’s former colleagues in the Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship. Mike was a stalwart member of the Staff Association during his 35 years at CSIRO. Read a heartfelt tribute here.

Update your details  

Even if their contact information hasn’t changed, members still need to update details. Records need to be remapped to reflect the restructure and our information must be accurate – especially as the enterprise bargaining campaign heats up. It only takes a couple of minutes and you could win some great prizes. Update today!
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