MA000012 - Variation - 23 Sep 2013

MA000012  PR541862

FAIR WORK COMMISSION

DETERMINATION



Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009

Sch. 5,Item 6 - Review of all modern awards (other than modern enterprise and State PS awards) after first 2 years

Pharmacy Guild of Australia,The
(AM2012/36)

PHARMACY INDUSTRY AWARD 2010
[MA000012]

Pharmacy operations

COMMISSIONER RIORDAN

SYDNEY,23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Modern Awards review 2012 - application to vary the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010.

A. In this matter,the Fair Work Commission makes the following determination,by consent:

1. By inserting a new clause 19.1(d) as follows:

    (d) No meal allowance will be payable where the additional hours are agreed hours as per clause 12.3.

2. By deleting clause 19.3(b) and inserting the following:

    (b) Where an employee is required to launder any special uniform,dress or other clothing,the employer who provided that special clothing will arrange for its cleaning or will pay the employee the following applicable allowance:

      (i) for a full-time employee —$6.25 per week;

      (ii) for a part-time or casual employee —$1.25 per shift.

3. By deleting clause 25.4(a) and inserting the following:

    (a) The following roster requirements will apply to permanent employees:

      (i) Ordinary hours will be rostered so as to provide an employee with two consecutive days off each week or three consecutive days off in a two week period.

      (ii) Ordinary hours and any reasonable additional hours may not be rostered over more than six consecutive days.

      (iii) Ordinary hours may not be rostered over more than five days in a week,provided that ordinary hours may be rostered on six days in one week where ordinary hours are rostered on no more than four days in the following week.

      (iv) An employee who regularly works Sundays will be rostered so as to have three consecutive days off each four weeks and the consecutive days off will include Saturday and Sunday.

4. By deleting clause 26.2(a) and inserting the following:

    (a) Overtime

Overtime means authorised additional hours performed at the direction of the employer:

      (i) Hours worked in excess of the ordinary number of hours of work prescribed in clauses 25.2 and 25.3 are to be paid at time and half for the first two hours and double time thereafter. Overtime worked on a Sunday is to be paid at the Sunday rate of double time,and overtime worked on a public holiday is to be paid at the public holiday rate of double time and half.

      (ii) The rates provided by clause 26.2(b) and (c) will not be cumulative on overtime rates.

      (iii) For casual employees the casual loading is not payable on overtime.

5. By deleting Schedule A.10:Transitional arrangements for 500 hour students.

6. By deleting clauses B1 to B4 of Schedule B –Classification Definitions and inserting the following:

B.1 Pharmacy Assistant Level 1 is an employee who has commenced employment in a community pharmacy for the first time,or holds no qualifications in community pharmacy.

B.2 Pharmacy Assistant Level 2 is an employee who has acquired the competencies listed for a holder of Certificate II in Community Pharmacy,as determined from time to time by the National Quality Council or any successor thereto.

B.3 Pharmacy Assistant Level 3 is an employee who has acquired the competencies listed for a holder of Certificate III in Community Pharmacy,as determined from time to time by the National Quality Council or any successor thereto and who is required by the employer to work at this level. A Pharmacy Assistant who is a holder of Certificate III in Community Pharmacy may be required to supervise Pharmacy Assistants at Competency levels 1 and 2. A Dispensary Assistant will be paid as Pharmacy Assistant Competency Level 3. A pharmacy assistant,who for the majority of their duties is assisting with extemporaneous preparations working in a compounding lab or compounding section of a community pharmacy,will be paid as Pharmacy Assistant Competency Level 3.

B.4 Pharmacy Assistant Level 4 is an employee who has acquired the competencies listed for a holder of Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy and who is required by the employer to work at this level. A Pharmacy Assistant Competency level 4 may be required to supervise Pharmacy Assistants at Competency levels 1,2 and 3.

B. This determination comes into operation on the first full pay period commencing on or after 1 October 2013.

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Code:
PR541862V
Title:
MA000012 - Variation - 23 Sep 2013
Effective:
23 Sep 2013
Updated:
7 Oct 2013
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MA000012 - Variation - 23 Sep 2013
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