The current investigation into Chemist Warehouse by the Fair Work Ombudsman is bringing into light issues that pharmacists face regarding wages and working conditions.
CEO of Professionals Australia, Chris Walton, was on ABC RadioNational last night to discuss the investigation. You can hear the interview below.
Source: ABC RadioNational
The investigation was launched into the pharmacy giant after it was revealed almost 6000 workers, including pharmacists, were not paid for online training courses outside work hours.
Workers were made to complete online training courses outside of working hours without pay, an issue that Chemist Warehouse has claimed it has rectified.
The discount pharmacy method may have some benefits for consumers, allowing them cheaper access to many items including prescriptions, however what impact does this have on the pharmacists with 5 years education?
“Ultimately the main benefit surely of a pharmacist for the community is to be part of the front-line health care system,” Mr Walton said in the interview.
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