MEDIA RELEASE | 17 AUGUST 2017 Australian professional pharmacists are fighting for better recognition of the work they do in the first ‘Work Value’ case to be heard since the ASU’s pay equity decision was successful under Sally McManus’ leadership in 2012, raising the pay of community service workers. A new report released today…Details
Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) appreciates the work undertaken by the Panel in producing the interim report.Details
The Fair Work Commission announced a 3.3% increase in award minimum rates last week. This increase will apply from 1 July this year. The new rates if pay are as follows: Award Classification Weekly Rate Hourly Rate Student Year 1 763.20 20.08 Student Year 2 781.40 20.56 Student Year 3 809.10 21.29 Student Year 4…Details
The Fair Work Commission has handed down its decision on the translation arrangements employers must follow to reduce Sunday penalties. They are determined to reduce Sunday penalties in the Pharmacy Industry Award over four instalments commencing from 1 July this year, with reductions every 1 July until the rate reaches the 150% for full-time and…Details
The work value case – our campaign to lift pay by 30% – is being led by Professional Pharmacists Australia – a case that isn’t possible without the backing of our members who want to see the work they perform as health care professionals properly recognised.Details
Chemist Warehouse have been awfully quiet since the Fair Work Commission announced its decision to cut penalty rates.
We have written to discount pharmacy group’s Director, Damien Gance, to find out whether they will be cutting their pharmacists’ take home pay.Details
In today’s Pharmacy News, the Guild have called you destructive for being angry about the penalty rates cut and their support for it.
A spokesperson for the Guild said: “We think that sort of campaign is destructive and a crude membership drive by the union.”