Staff Association representatives met with CSIRO senior management yesterday to determine the path forward for negotiations for a new enterprise agreement.
All bargaining representatives committed to fortnightly meetings and prompt consideration of issues that will be raised to develop the agreement.
The next negotiation meeting will be held on 27 November 2019.
What you’ve said the issues are
Thank you to all members for responding to our bargaining issues survey. The survey will form the basis of the Staff Association’s bargaining position. So far you have told us that some of the most important issues to you are:
The Staff Association will be communicating more detail on the bargaining position with members in coming weeks.
Staff Association representatives tabled two letters received from the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and the Commissioner of the Australian Public Service (APS), which confirm that bargaining occurs at an agency level and that neither the Minister nor the Commissioner is involved with bargaining at CSIRO.
Despite this, CSIRO senior management stated that the 2018 Workplace Bargaining Policy of the APS Commission will apply to bargaining for two main reasons:
The next negotiation meeting on 27 November will consider the bargaining issues of all parties. Staff Association representatives will be providing regular communications to members before and after meetings and seeking feedback, including through workplace meetings.