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 year.
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 practices.
For more information, assistance or advice, members can call the Workplace Relations Manager in their State or Territory.