The Fair Work Ombudsman has notified the Guild that community pharmacies will
be audited for their compliance in workplace relations, mid-2013.
The Guild wants to help pharmacies prepare for this as it is very important
that the industry be of the highest standard in this field. The Guild is
offering an audit service to assist pharmacies get some ‘peace of mind’ before
the FWO audit takes place. After the voluntary Guild audit, pharmacies will feel
confident of a good result if the FWO chooses to check their records next
The completed registration forms will be directed to the each pharmacy’s
state branch. The branch will be in touch with the registrant to start the
confidential audit. Ultimately each pharmacy can receive advice and guidance as
to whether they are compliant or how to become compliant.
The Guild will charge an at-cost fee for the service.
The guild feels strongly that all pharmacies must comply with their
industrial obligations and are strongly encouraged to review their
For more information, assistance or advice, members can call the Workplace
Relations Manager in their State or Territory.