Professional Pharmacists Australia
Professional Pharmacists Australia is the professional association and union for non-owner community pharmacists.
Community pharmacy is a crucial component of Australia’s world class health system and employee pharmacists provide the expert services and advice that keep the system ticking over.
The community relies on pharmacists, yet too often the respect, recognition and reward for this important work flow away from those who actually do it.
Professional Pharmacists Australia works with members to restore a proper balance to the system.
We are committed to:
- Advocating on behalf of employee pharmacists so that they are heard by government and industry
- Providing the highest standard of workplace advice and support to our members.
- Bringing community pharmacists together, to negotiate a better bargain for your pay and conditions.
New Campaign Campaigns
Protect Patient Safety!Hospital pharmacists provide essential services to our community. Cutting pharmacists wages and conditions, including removing senior level roles means patients won’t have access to experienced pharmacists. Patients rely heavily on senior pharmacists to provide advice and get dosages right – it’s just wrong to compromise these patients and penalise staff by cutting their working conditions and pay.972 of 1,000 SignaturesCreated by Jessica Hensman
Increase Pharmacy PayPharmacists study for 4 years, undertake an intern year and continuous professional development through their careers to ensure they can care for our community. That they are paid under $54,000 for such a vital job is a national shame. For two years Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) have argued in the Fair Work Commission to increase wages. Our members have provided evidence that a pharmacist’s work-value has increased with greater educational requirements, greater responsibilities and workload and yet pay has not kept up with change. The Fair Work Comission has rejected raising all wages, but will now consider intern and pharmacist rates and allowances for professional services. Sign to support our final submission to raise pay and ask your colleagues to sign as well.1,485 of 2,000 SignaturesCreated by Professional Pharmacists Australia
Fair deal for ACT Health PharmacistsHospital pharmacists at ACT Health are under immense pressure, overworked and understaffed. Despite months of meetings with management, and the Minister, they have failed to deliver a deal which guarantees better pay or an improved classification structure. Ongoing inaction by the Government is reckless and irresponsible – the workforce has put up with this for too long and is now at breaking point.277 of 300 SignaturesCreated by Professional Pharmacists Australia