CSR & Holcim Staff Association
1 July 2016 - the CSR Salaried Staff Agreement 2016 - Update
On 24 May 2016 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) approved the CSR & Holcim Staff Association's Application for an enterprise agreement known as the CSR Salaried Staff Agreement 2016 (the CSR Agreement) a copy of which is now located on the Staff Association's Awards & Enterprise Agreements web page under the CSR link at URL http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/csr-holcim-wilmar-awards-enterprise-agreements/csr-awards-enterprise-agreements. The CSR Agreement began operating and covering CSR salaried employees from 31 May 2016.
The CSR & Holcim Staff Association was the bargaining representative for the CSR Agreement and under the operation of s.183 of the Fair Work Act 2009 the Staff Association is covered by the CSR Agreement.
22 December 2015 - the CSR Staff (Consolidated) Award 2000 - Update
As you are aware CSR Limited and the CSR & Holcim Staff Association have been working together to modernise the CSR Staff (Consolidated) Award 2000 (the CSR Award). The purpose of this note is to provide you with a link to a communications update on the current status of the CSR Award modernisation process.
The CSR Award underpins CSR staff contracts of employment and many of the significant benefits enjoyed by staff. Many of the significant benefits contained in the CSR Award were negotiated for CSR staff by the Staff Association.
The CSR Award modernisation communications update is located at http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news
What is the CSR & Holcim Staff Association?
The CSR & Holcim Staff Association was formed over 73 years ago expressly for the benefit and advantage of all CSR/Holcim/Wilmar salaried employees. Since its registration in 1942, the Association has been the vehicle that has allowed staff to have their say in their working terms and conditions and their working environment.
The Association is overseen by a Council of elected staff representatives covering a variety of skills and professions, with the day to day affairs managed by Association office staff, including an Industrial Relations Manager and a Research/Industrial Officer.
The Association is something like a union, but unlike the majority of Australian trade unions the Association:
- Has no political affiliations therefore does not donate any of your contributions to support any politician or political party.
- Is not affiliated with the ACTU or any of the various State or Territory Trades and Labor Councils.
- Uses all member contributions to run the Association for the benefit of its members.
- The Association is purely and simply there to assist its members gain better terms and conditions of employment, represent them in industrial tribunals, provide timely and accurate information on Award and other industrial matters and intervene on their behalf as and when required.
What does the Association do?
The Association is registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 as an organisation of employees.
It's the only body recognised by CSR, Holcim and Wilmar to represent the interests of staff employees of these companies and their subsidairies. We are professional and are able to call upon the vast experience and skills of our membership in such areas as employment, industrial, personnel and superannuation.
"We are fiercely independent of CSR, Holcim and Wilmar, and any other outside influence"
The Association works to improve terms and conditions of employment through its continuing efforts to:
- Improve and update the CSR Staff (Consolidated) Award 2000
- the Holcim Staff Enterprise Agreements in NSW / ACT, QLD / NT, WA, SA, TAS & VIC and
- the Refined Sugar Services Staff Award 2000
Awards and Staff Enterprise Agreements provide a safety net basis of conditions of employment for Salaried Employees including
- part-time work
- shift work
- holiday pay
- long service leave
Negotiate over-award conditions - including flexible working patterns, work rosters, transfer conditions and leave loading.
The Association also advises or represents individuals and workgroups to resolve misunderstandings or problems, and in situations where the members have been poorly or unjustly treated by the company.
Given the size of CSR, Holcim and Wilmar, even with the best of intentions, things can go wrong. There are many managers, which means from time to time, some may do the wrong thing by their staff. The Association's job is to represent your views and endeavour to help resolve problems within the framework of Awards, Staff Enterprise Agreements, the Fair Work legislation and other legislation if applicable.
As well as being your voice in the company, we are also someone you can talk to when you have a workplace issue. The Association will be there to listen, to make suggestions and to provide whatever level of assistance may prove necessary to resolve the situation. This may mean taking an unresolved matter to the Fair Work Commission or dealing with the matter in some other applicable jurisdiction if required.