Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) has been fighting to bring all Epic Hospital staff up to standard of hospital pharmacy.
After delaying negotiations for over six months, Epic have blatantly ignored all our efforts at the bargaining table and revealed this “offer” in their proposal.
They want to:
- Cut your paid maternity leave to zero
- Cut your long service from 13 weeks to 8.6 (the legal minimum)
- Cut your call back pay from 3 hours to 2 hours
- Cut all training and development pay, including study leave
- Cut call back rate for public holidays from 4 hours to 2 hours
- Cut your early and night time penalties by changing ordinary hours of work to 7am-12am
- Cut your qualifications allowance
- Reduce workplace consultation to the legal minimum
- Reduce your access to the Fair Work Commission to assist resolving workplace disputes
- Cutting your rights as union members, and the rights of your delegates to represent you
In response to our claims, Epic has:
- refused to fix unpaid overtime
- refused to fix increased workloads
- refused to enshrine your salary packaging compensation in your agreement – meaning they can change it whenever they want
- refused to enshrine domestic violence leave in the agreement .
We know when Union members work together they can refuse to accept “offers” like these and instead win improvements to their wages and conditions.
In October, PPA members in ACT Health stood together and threatened industrial action and won significant improvements on their workload and retention pay.
Epic want to cut wages and conditions to the bare minimum.
Pharmacy workers are standing up and winning across Australia and you can too! The thing that Epic fear most is pharmacists and technicians uniting inside their union and fighting for a fair outcome.
Epic cannot ignore your claims if the majority of staff are members of your union. Tell your colleagues to join, and show Epic we won’t stand for offers like these.
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