Workplace Relations

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia provides a range of workplace relations services to partner with members as a benefit of membership. These services include the provision of information, advice and assistance in managing a broad range of industrial relations and human resources matters.



The Guild provides member with the Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 wage rates.

Leave Entitlements

Leave Entitlements

Employers must provide leave entitlements to their employees in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.

Staff Matters

Staff Matters

Resources for hiring, managing and terminating employment.

WHS & Workers Compensation

WHS & Workers Compensation

The resources in this section will help you with your work health & safety and workers compensation obligations.

Our Services

  • Member Benefit Services
  • Fee-based Services

Member Benefit Services

  • Interpretation of Award and Enterprise Agreement conditions and entitlements
  • Wages including the provision of detailed wage sheets
  • Managing employee performance and conduct
  • Termination of employment
  • Redundancy
  • Harassment, bullying and discrimination
  • Work health and safety (information)
  • Workers' compensation (information)
  • Leave queries including calculations for annual and long service leave
  • Employment contracts
  • Recruitment and induction
  • Change management – eg rostering, consultation, change of hours arrangements, operating arrangements
  • Investigations (information)
  • Policies and procedures
  • Discussion on alternative employment arrangements (IFA, flexible day/hours, annualised wages)
  • Creation of Enterprise Agreements
  • Interpretation of legislation and case law
  • Selling or Buying of a business (eg employment entitlements and conditions)

Fee-based Services

  • Workplace relations audits
  • Meditations, conciliations and formal hearings before the Fair Work Commission or other industrial tribunals if necessary
  • Representation at industrial disputes
  • Development and implementation of Enterprise agreements
  • Information sessions in human resources and employment relations matters
  • Complex calculations of wages and/or leave entitlements
  • Drafting and/or reviewing complex written documents such as termination, redundancy or performance management documents, or workplace policies and procedures
  • Investigations for workplace grievances.

Contact Us

The Guild has a strong network of workplace relations advisors across Australia who possess a wealth of knowledge on workplace relations matters and are the first point of contact for members. The Guild's network of workplace relations advisors work together to ensure members are provided with expert advice, support and resources to assist with workplace relations compliance and small business issues.

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Latest Updates

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Annnualised Wage Calculator updated for 2024/25

Guild Alert

28 June 2024

The Annualised Wage Calculator has been updated for the 2024/25 financial year. You can now use it to calculate the...

Webinar: New workplace employment law updates

Guild Alert

09 April 2024

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Workplace Relations and Business team has conducted the first of a series of sessions which...

Pharmacy workforce a focus of budget submission


14 February 2024

The Pharmacy Guild has lodged its pre-budget submission with strategies on how to address the pharmacy workforce shortage.

No-one deserves a serve – New figures on customer abuse


13 December 2023

With Christmas fast approaching, many people will be heading to the shopping centers to stock up on gifts, groceries and...


Changes re casual employees


8 July 2024

Fair Work Act amendments made changes to the arrangements for casual employees

Fair Work Information Statement updated


1 July 2024

The Fair Work Ombudsman has updated the Fair Work Information Statement

Annualised Wage Calculator updated, Wage Sheets and Super


27 June 2024

The Annualised Wage Calculator has been updated for 2024/25

Compensation cap and fees rises from Monday 1st July


25 June 2024

The income and compensation caps for unfair dismissal claims are set to increase from Monday 1st July 2024.


Episode 129


21 Aug 2023

Empowering Pharmacy Success - Navigating Underperformance with the Situational Leadership Model - Simon Fletcher

Episode 126


10 Jul 2023

Nurturing Pharmacy Staff - A Prescription for Success - Lucinda Marks - Capital Chemist Calwell

Episode 124


12 Jun 2023

Nipping It In The Bud - Tools For Dealing With Workplace Issues - James Judge

Episode 116


06 Feb 2023

Transitioning Well to Parenthood - Vanessa Miles and Georgie Chapman