Low morale for public sector Scientists a major concern

The morale of the Science workforce has been significantly impacted following funding cuts to Federal Government agencies announced in last year’s Budget alongside low pay offers and loss of working conditions. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton says the recently released Still the Clever Country? report showed that morale in the science workforce had declined as…

Geoscience Australia pushes for nine extra minutes a day

  Professionals Australia has criticised Geoscience Australia’s move to force staff to work an extra nine minutes a day and slash entitlements. One of the first agencies to be bargaining over an agreement in the federal public service, Geoscience Australia, had already asked staff to agree to work an extra nine minutes a day. Professionals…

Medical scientists

From early 2014, South Australian medical scientists have been coming together and joining the Medical Science Matters campaign working to achieve better recognition, respect and reward for medical science professionals. Medical scientists are facing numerous challenges in the current environment. Scientific researchers open doors to treatment for previously untreatable conditions, while pathology scientists and clinical…

Beating The Bullies

Workplace bullying takes forms and you don’t have to put up with any of them. All employers have a legal obligation to protect employees from bullying.    Bullying is a serious concern for a disturbingly large proportion of employees. Nearly a third of respondents to WorkPro's 2011 Workplace Pulse Quarterly survey said they had been…

Finding Flexibility In Your Workplace

Employees with young or disabled children have a special right to request flexible working arrangements under Australian law. Employers can only refuse the request on reasonable business grounds. In these cases, rather than refusing the request outright, they are encouraged to discuss working arrangements with their employees and, where possible, reach an agreement that balances…