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:
    • Redrafting of the Pharmacy Industry Award 2020 and other awards
    • Penalty and wage rates case
    • Work value claim including the benchmarking & relativity case
    • Leave provisions including the Family and Domestic Violence/Family Friendly Arrangements
    • Employment Classifications
    • Minimum safety net provisions
  • Workforce Capability and Remuneration
  • Representation to Government on IR reforms and legislative changes
  • Representing the Guild in industry tribunals
  • Representation at and with the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI) and other employer associations
  • Representation at and with the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA)
  • Submissions to Government on workplace relations and business issues
  • Working with unions and statutory bodies (such as the Fair Work Ombudsman, Australian Taxation Office and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) with a view to resolving workplace and business issues
  • Small business national advocacy activities including rental/leasing, banking/financing, taxation, energy costs, digital disruption and future of work.

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

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

Scott Harris

Page last updated on: 04 June 2021