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PPA calls for greater industry awareness on changes to the Pharmacy Industry Award
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia (PPA) is calling for greater industry awareness of the important changes to the Pharmacy Industry Award that came into effect on 1 July 2014.

ADF facing similar pay offer to Defence civilians
Monday, 28 July 2014

Uniform personnel may be faced with the same paltry pay offer likely to be put to Defence civilian employees.

Minister must intervene: Leaked docs show Defence pay offer at less than 1%
Friday, 25 July 2014

Leaked departmental documents show workers will also be expected to work an extra half an hour each week, give up two paid days off each year and agree to slower career and pay progression.

Would PPA treat a supermarket pharmacist differently?
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Professional Pharmacists Australia’s president Dr Geoff March explains that we provide workplace advice and support to any employee pharmacist member in difficulty - regardless of where they work.

Qantas Professional Engineers Update
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Members can take encouragement from the amendments to the Qantas Sale Act that passed both houses of Parliament last week.

Vale George Weston (Distinguished Life Member)
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It is with regret we note the death of Distinguished Life Member George Weston. Members Greg Clark and Stephen Cimpoeru have written of George’s enduring contribution to the Association

Professionals Australia slams cuts to workplace counseling in face of redundancies
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s ACT director David Smith has condemned DSTO’s cuts to workplace counseling services, in The Canberra Times today.

Degrees of doubt: STEM fees must be off-limits, says Chris Walton
Monday, 14 July 2014

For the sake of Australia’s economy, Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton is calling for science and engineering degrees to be off-limits in the face of university deregulation.

Call for Centennial to “Do the Right Thing” by Older Workers
Friday, 11 July 2014

Workers are calling on Centennial Coal to “do the right thing”, in light of confirmation that the company does not plan to pay full entitlements to workers over 60, at Newstan Mine.

Spike in roads funding
Sunday, 6 July 2014

Spending on roads infrastructure is up across the country, raising crucial questions about how these monies will be spent and what safeguards are in place to ensure minimal waste.

Negotiations breakdown at TasWater
Sunday, 6 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s Tasmanian director Luke Crowley talks to the Launceston Examiner about problems at TasWater.

Workers call on BHP to “Do the Right Thing” as the company moves to axe 85 jobs tomorrow
Thursday, 3 July 2014

Illawarra Coal workers are appealing to BHP to “do the right thing” as the company plans to cut 85 local jobs on Friday.

Military scientists and engineers appeal to Tony Abbott to stop cuts
Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Military scientists and engineers have appealed directly to Prime Minister Tony Abbott to stop the spending cuts they say are weakening Australia’s ability to defend itself.

PPA: It’s time for new thinking in pharmacy
Wednesday, 2 July 2014

PPA yesterday welcomed the Woolworths’ initiative of pharmacists performing basic health checks in supermarkets, on the basis that it provided an alternative employment options for pharmacists.

PPA supports choice for employee pharmacists and Australian consumers
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Members strongly endorse new Local Government Award
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

LGEA members have overwhelmingly endorsed the new Local Government (State) Award 2014.

Engineers salary survey shows engineering wages ahead of the pack
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

While professional engineers have achieved moderate remuneration growth this year, they continue to grow ahead of many other professions and keep in front of CPI.

National President Bill Jackson named in Australia’s Top 100 engineers
Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Professionals Australia’s National President Bill Jackson has been named among Australia’s 100 most influential engineers.

Cuts to Defence science and engineering undermine national security
Monday, 30 June 2014

Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence.

Professionals Australia slams TasWater’s use of fly-in consultants
Sunday, 29 June 2014

TasWater’s own scientists, technical specialists, managers and engineers say their confidence in TasWater’s ability to effectively manage the state’s water has reached an all time low.

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