Update: Pharmacist 5s Supervisory Positions

Publish date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear members,

In the most recent round of bargaining ending in January of 2019, the Union and the Employer agreed that effective May 1, 2020, the Employer establish a new classification level of Pharmacist 5 at Grid Level 6B.

The Ministry of Health, Pharmaceutical Services Division has notified the Union that they need until the end of August to hire the two Pharmacist 5s Supervisory positions. The Ministry has been working with the Public Service Agency with a commitment to implement by May 1st. The classification is coming into effect on May 1, 2020. However, the Ministry of Health has asked the Union for our agreement to hold off on the hiring until the end of August as they have some staffing changes and organizational structure issues they would like some time to sort through and they are providing support to the Province’s COVID-19 response, therefore, taking away from their ability to hire immediately.

The Union has agreed to this request.

The Union has asked that staff be consulted to get members’ input on the implementation. It sounds like the executive director is open to this proposal. We are hopeful that they will take the consultation process seriously.

We will keep you posted on our discussions. Please feel free to reach out to your local rep Edmond Margawang or myself with any questions, concerns or ideas.

Thanks,

Melissa Moroz
Labour Relations Officer

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