CSIRO bargaining has formally concluded with final approval of a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). The new deal will take effect on 16 November 2020.
“This is a great outcome,” said Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski.
“The new agreement will be delivered on time and locks in CSIRO working conditions until 2023, protected by law.”
The results are in from the all staff ballot and CSIRO employees have voted to approve the Enterprise Agreement (EA) proposal.
Of the 61 per cent of staff that participated in the poll, an overwhelming majority of 97 per cent voted yes to endorse the new agreement.
Watch a short video thanking members and welcoming the new EA.
Enterprise Agreement proposal set for all staff vote in September
Formal negotiations have concluded and the proposed Enterprise Agreement (EA) recently received final approval from the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC). It’s now time for CSIRO employees to have their say on the proposal through an all staff vote in September.
Staff Association representatives will conduct a series of national, online membership meetings to provide comprehensive analysis of the proposed EA content. All CSIRO staff are welcome to participate. Contact an organiser, delegate or email [email protected] for more information.
Support for new agreement proposal at CSIRO
The results of a poll of union members conducted in May 2020 points to strong support in the CSIRO workforce for the conclusion of bargaining and an all staff vote on the current Enterprise Agreement (EA) proposal.
Of the more than five hundred Staff Association members who participated in the poll, 78 per cent or nearly four out of every five respondents directed union representatives to support the EA proposal.
An all staff vote on a new EA is expected to occur in September 2020.
The Staff Association bargaining analysis document charts the status of all enterprise agreement clauses as negotiations progress and is updated immediately following bargaining meetings.