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To: Fair Work Commission

Increase Pharmacy Pay

This campaign has ended.

• Raise rates of pay for intern pharmacists and pharmacists to levels that create parity with other trades and professions.
• Create fair allowances that reflect the professional services pharmacists deliver.

Why is this important?

Pharmacists 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.

Reasons for signing

  • For the work that pharmacists do we deserve to be paid more
  • We deliver more and we always put others ahead of us
  • I believe in fairness


2019-03-04 13:51:04 +1100

We have submitted both our petition and final submission on the work value case. You can see the final submission here - . We will keep members and supporters updated with the results which may take some months for the Fair Work Commission to deliberate. In the meantime get involved with changing the rules -

2019-02-28 13:57:27 +1100

We're just finalising our submission today. We'll be closing the petition at 5pm and sending it in to Fair Work. Thanks for your support!

2019-02-25 18:33:53 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-21 16:42:49 +1100

500 signatures reached

2019-02-21 14:35:01 +1100

Jacki Baulch, our Principal Industrial Officer, is visiting our Barrister this afternoon to work further on the submission. Keep up the great work sharing the petition to support raising pay for pharmacists!

2019-02-20 18:42:42 +1100

100 signatures reached

2019-02-20 17:39:01 +1100

50 signatures reached

2019-02-20 17:20:13 +1100

25 signatures reached

2019-02-20 17:13:43 +1100

10 signatures reached