Guild puts a number to penalty rate cut

Penalty rates for employee pharmacists could be cut by a quarter under proposals put forward by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

In its submission to the Fair Work Commission review into the Pharmacy Industry Award, the Guild recommends cutting the core Sunday penalty rate from 200% to 150 per cent. 

They are also asking for the rate for permanent employees on public holidays to be 200% (down from 250 per