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“Looked up NSW nurses award.  $29 first year out, automatically rising for  each year of experience to $41 after eight years. >$50 for managers. Sat paid at 1.5x award, Sun at 1.75x award. A myriad of extras, according to shifts and an annual continuing education allowance (who in retail pharmacy has ever received paid time off to go to a conference?)   Not to mention some of the fringe benefits lurks associated with working for non profit establishments.  Sad for our lot, isn’t it?”

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  1. Vanesh Nayak
    27/02/2017

    Nurses have union even if they are working for different employers. I don’t understand why employed pharmacists still don’t have a union.
    There is a strong union for owners only. PSA is for all.
    PPA don’t have enough members to take strong action.
    Very sad story for us employed pharmacists indeed.

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