Penalty rates deter services and jobs: Guild

Inflexible penalty rates are impeding pharmacy’s ability to provide services and potentially deterring employment, the Pharmacy Guild believes.

Responding to comments by Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) that the Guild was damaging service provision in its move to cut penalty rates, a Guild spokesperson said its priority was “the viability of community pharmacy and provision of services to patients”.

“An unreasonable inflexible penalty rate regime particularly on Sundays and public