Penalty rates under siege

Leading pharmacy owners say their service to the public is being hindered by “egregious” Sunday and public holiday penalty rates.

In a series of submissions to the Fair Work Commission’s review of modern award penalty rates, pharmacy owners have outlined the impact of penalty rates on their opening hours, customer services and ultimately to health outcomes.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is asking for a series of changes to the current Pharmacy Industry Award 2010 penalty rate regime including:

  • Removing