Current Advocacy Work

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia is a strong advocate for community pharmacy in the workplace relations arena.

Current advocacy work includes:

  • Representation in the Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards. Major cases include:
    • Plain language drafting of the Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 and involvement in other award drafting
    • Penalty rates case
    • Work value claim including the benchmarking & relativity case
    • Leave provisions
    • Substantive issues concerning the Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 provisions
    • Family and Domestic Violence/Family Friendly Arrangements
  • Representation to Government on IR reforms and legislative changes
  • Representing the Guild in industry tribunals
  • Representation at the Council of Small Business of Australia
  • Representation at and with the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
  • Submissions to Government on issues such as the Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill and the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)
  • Working with unions and statutory bodies (such as the Fair Work Ombudsman) with a view to resolving workplace issues
  • Small business national advocacy activities including rental/leasing, taxation, energy costs, digital disruption and future of work.

The Pharmacy Guild National Secretariat provides this valuable service on behalf of members.

Please contact the National Manager, Workplace Relations & Business Policy for any advocacy enquiries:

Scott Harris

Page last updated on: 04 August 2020