The CSR & Holcim Staff Association

The CSR & Holcim Staff Association was formed over 74 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 an Executive Council of elected staff representatives covering a variety of skills and professions, with the day to day affairs managed by staff employed by the Association.

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.
Assists members to gain better terms and conditions of employment, represent them in industrial tribunals, provides timely and accurate information on employment contracts, enterprise agreements, awards and other industrial matters and will intervene on behalf of members as and when required.
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 other outside influences
The Association works to improve terms and conditions of employment through its continuing efforts to ensure CSR, Holcim and Wilmar continue to honor:

CSR Employee Contracts, Staff Enterprise Agreements and Modern Awards where applicable
Holcim Employee Contracts, Enterprise Agreements and Staff Enterprise Agreements for NSW/ACT, QLD/NT, WA, SA, TAS & VIC
Wilmar Employee Contracts, Staff Agreements, Enterprise Agreements and Modern Awards where applicable
In general terms staff agreements / enterprise agreements and modern awards provide a safety net of terms and conditions of employment for salaried employees including:

  • salary
  • allowances
  • part-time work
  • shift work
  • overtime
  • leave
  • holiday pay
  • long service leave
  • redundancy
  • retrenchment

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 focus is on representing member's views and endeavouring to help resolve problems within the framework of employment contracts, enterprise agreements, awards, the Fair Work legislation and other legislation where applicable.

The Association provides members with a voice in the workplace, as well as being your personal sounding board on a diverse range of employment and workplace issues. The Association actively seeks to resolve employment and workplace issues for and on behalf of its member cohort.

Don't wait for an invitation - join the CSR & Holcim Staff Association today!

CSR & Holcim Staff Association

27 August 2018 - CSR & Holcim Staff Association Financial Statement for the year ended 30 June 2018

The Staff Association has today released the CSR & Holcim Staff Association Financial Statement for the year ended 30 June 2018.

A copy of the full notice is located on our Current News page at

http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news

January 2018 - CSR & Holcim Staff Association welcomes new Industrial & Operating Manager

The Staff Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Olya Valaire to the position of Industrial and Operating Manager effective from 22nd January 2018.

A copy of the full notice is located on our Current News page at

http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news

November 2017 - CSR & Holcim Staff Association response to AEC Post-Election Report

On 17th October 2017 the Australian Electoral Commission issued a Post-Election Report to the Staff Association. The Association was required to respond to the report within 30 days.

A copy of the AEC Post-Election Report and the response to the AEC from the Staff Association on 13th November 2017 are located on our Current News page at

http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news

November 2017 - CSR & Holcim Staff Association - Notice of AGM on 8 December 2017

On Friday, 8 December 2017 the CSR & Holcim Staff Association will hold its 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Members.

Notification of the upcoming AGM will be sent to Members by email by 10 November 2017.

Information regarding the Staff Association's upcoming AGM is located on our Current News page at http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news

Executive Council Elections 2017

Two rounds of elections were held in June and August 2017. As a result of the elections three new members, being Bill Love from CSR, Steve Postma from Wilmar, and Cameron Dodson from Holcim, were elected to the Executive Council. The Executive Council now comprises:

  • President: Vacant
  • Vice President: Vacant
  • Secretary: Gary Swan, Wilmar
  • Treasurer: Cameron Dodson, Holcim
  • Executive Councillors: Bill Love, CSR
  • Don McArthur, CSR
  • Max Priebe, Holcim
  • Steve Postma, Wilmar

Doug Sockhill retired from the Wilmar and the position of President on 7th September 2017, and Phil Carter resigned as an Executive Councillor ahead of his impending departure from Holcim in October 2017. Both Doug and Phil have contributed strongly to the Council with their wise advice and insights, and will sadly missed.

CSR & Holcim Staff Association Rules

The Rules of the CSR & Holcim Staff Association can be located on the Fair Work Commission web site by following the link below. Please be aware when you click on the link you will be directed away from the CSR & Holcim Staff Association's web site:

https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/organisations/registered-orgs/078n/rb-078n-r2013-327-effect-2014-09-15.pdf

Executive Council Recall Election 2017

Election Notice (Nominations opens on 21/7/2017 and close 12:00 noon on 11/8/2017)

Attention Members, nominations are called for the following positions in the Staff Association’s upcoming Executive Council Recall Election 2017:

President
Treasurer
Executive Councillors (x 2)
Written nominations, which comply with the Rules of the Association open on 21 July 2017 and must reach the Australian Electoral Commission (as described in the linked Election Notice) not later than 12 noon (AEST) on 11 August 2017. Nominations cannot be withdrawn after this time.

Note: A member may not stand for more than one position in any Election.

The link appearing below will direct you to the Executive Council Recall Election Notice for 2017:

http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news/65-csrhsa-executive-council-recall-election-notice-2017

Easter 2017

The Easter 2017 long weekend commences on Friday, 14 April 2017 and runs through until Monday, 17 April 2017.

The Executive Council and Employees of the Staff Association wish all Members, Staff and their families a safe and happy Easter break.

For those Queensland and New South Wales Members, Staff and their families who have been affected by the recent Tropical Cyclone Deddie and major flooding events that have followed, we ask that you stay safe and exercise extreme caution when travelling in and around flood affected areas.

August 2016 - CSR & Holcim Staff Association - Notice of AGM on 16 September 2016

On Friday, 16 September 2016 the CSR & Holcim Staff Association will hold its 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Members.

Notification of the upcoming AGM will be sent to Members by email on 27 August 2016.

Information regarding the Staff Association's upcoming AGM is located on our Current News page at http://www.csrholcimwilmar.com/news/current-news

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.

If CSR staff have any questions about the CSR Agreement please contact Olya Valaire on 02 9964 1747.

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

If CSR staff have any questions about the communications update please contact Olya Valaire on 02 9964 1747.