Pharmacy pay in the spotlight

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and Professional Pharmacists Australia have met to discuss future changes to the Pharmacy Industry Award and penalty rates for pharmacy staff.

During the meeting, which took place earlier this week, the PPA presented 1235 pharmacist petition signatures that called for an increase in the base rates of the Pharmacy Industry Award, along with the need to address low pay in community pharmacy.

Dr Geoff March, PPA president, said that the Guild had been invited to join its advocacy efforts to the Fair Work Commission to increase the base salary for employee pharmacists, as part of