Confusion over industry award changes

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) says it has received calls from pharmacists experiencing problems with the new Pharmacy Industry Award arrangements.

PPA is calling for greater industry awareness, following significant changes to the award, effective from 1 July.

Dr Geoff March, president of the PPA, said, “In the past few weeks we have had many pharmacists seeking our help to work out their rights and responsibilities under the new arrangements. Unfortunately there have been many cases where pharmacists have been poorly treated and proper annual leave