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To: The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Paid pandemic leave for pharmacy employees
Now is the time for pharmacy employees on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis to be provided with special paid pandemic leave that will protect both ourselves and the communities we serve.
Sign our petition and ask The Pharmacy Guild to support paid pandemic leave for all pharmacy employees.
Why is this important?
Pharmacy employees are on the frontline of this crisis working to keep the community healthy.
This means we are more likely to encounter people who have COVID-19, we are more likely to catch COVID-19 and we are more likely to need to self-isolate on more than one occasion.
Professional Pharmacists Australia has filed an application to the Fair Work Commission to have paid pandemic leave entitlements inserted into The Pharmacy Industry Award.
These measures will apply to both casual and permanent staff:
1. Where a worker is required to self-isolate, or is prevented from working
by government decree, they will receive two weeks paid leave per
2. Where a worker is infected with COVID-19, they receive an immediate
credit of 20 days personal leave to take time off.
To achieve this, we need the support of the whole pharmacy community.
Now is the time for us to unite, we are all in this together.