Glenside 'On-Call' Arrangement Consultation

10 January 2017

SA Pharmacy has proposed to operate an on-call procedure at the Glenside SA Pharmacy. The proposal requires all registered practising pharmacists to be rostered on the on-call roster once essential requirements are met.

The proposal provides that on-call payments and conditions will be in accordance with the South Australian Public Sector Wages Parity Enterprise Agreement: Salaried 2014 (note Clause 11: On-Call/Recall), which in turn refers to conditions in the S.A. Public Sector Salaried Employees Interim Award (note Part 5, clause 5.3.3 On-Call Allowance).

Amongst other requirements, clause 5.3.3.3 states:

“Employees concerned will not be required to stay at home for the whole time of on call but may leave their home, provided that they can be contacted by telephone and remain in close proximity to the most probable place of employment.”

The current daily On-call Allowance is $31.45 (Monday to Friday), and $55.00 (Weekends/Public Holidays/Rostered Days Off).

The proposal and associated documents are attached here (doc1, doc2, doc3).

The consultation period is open until Thursday, January 19, 2017.

PSA members are encouraged to consider the proposal and make their views known to the PSA.

PSA members should forward any issues or concerns that they would like raised on their behalf to PSA by Tuesday 17 January 2017.