This is the eleventh in a series of fact sheets to assist CSIRO union members better understand and enforce our rights at work.
The source of these rights is contained at clause 83 of the new CSIRO
Enterprise Agreement 2011-2014 (EA) which is attached at right. These relocation
entitlements have been included in the agreement as a result of advocacy by the
When relocation is being considered does consultation have to occur?
Yes. When either Inter or Intra-city relocation is being considered early and
informal discussion will occur with officers and their representatives
(workplace delegates) (clauses 83(a) and (f)).
If compulsory relocation is confirmed do I have to be given notice?
Yes. Formal written notice must be given of not less than three months in the
case of intra-city relocation (83b) and not less than twelve months in the case
of intercity relocation (83g).
Are there processes in place to compensate for the cost and inconvenience of
Yes. For intra city relocation arrangements will be determined consultatively
by the Business unit, officers and their representatives taking into account the
circumstances of the move and the likely expense to impacted officers. This may
include but is not limited to:
Excess travelling time and fares
Motor Vehicle allowance and/or
Other costs associated with any individual’s particular situation (83h).
What about inter-city relocation?
In the case of inter-city relocation the provisions that apply can include
Familiarisation, pre transfer and post transfer visits
Special Living Allowance
Sale and Purchase of Houses Allowance
Education Costs Allowance
Fares and travelling expenses
Other costs specific to any individual officer’s particular situation;
Advances to cover other reimbursable expenses (83d).
Where necessary, specific arrangements will be determined consultatively by
the Business Unit, officers and their representatives for each relocation taking
into account the circumstances of the move and likely expenses to the impacted