To: Fair Work Commission
Increase Pharmacy Pay
• 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.