Negotiations are underway for a new enterprise agreement – which protects workplace conditions, employee rights and pay increases – at CSIRO.
Staff Association representatives started formal negotiations with CSIRO Executive and other parties in November 2019. Talks are scheduled to continue throughout the year to negotiate a replacement for the current agreement which nominally expires in November 2020.
Support for new agreement proposal at CSIRO
The results of a recent poll of union members 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.
The Staff Association bargaining analysis document charts the status of all enterprise agreement clauses as negotiations progress and is updated immediately following bargaining meetings.
The CSIRO Enterprise Agreement (EA) 2017-2020 commenced operation on 14 August 2017 and nominally expire on 14 November 2020.