NTEU supports CSIRO Staff Association industrial campaign
The CSIRO Staff Association is about to initiate an industrial campaign to achieve a fair enterprise agreement for CSIRO employees. NTEU members know only too well the difficulties in achieving fair bargaining outcomes in difficult bargaining negotiations, and offers the CSIRO Staff Association and its members our full support through their campaign.
For over 6 months, CSIRO Staff Association members have been attempting to deal with a very difficult CSIRO executive team who have consistently refused to negotiate on pay, offering CSIRO staff only a 3% pay rise that does not keep up with inflation. Their last payrise was received in December 2009.
The CSIRO management are also refusing to adopt consultation provisions that allow the input of CSIRO employees in important decisions affecting the organisation. Many CSIRO staff believe that a lack of consultation within CSIRO has led to poor decisions having been made in the past.
For more information on the CSIRO Staff Association's efforts, or to send a message of support to CSIRO staff, please visit http://csirobargaining2011.org.