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Pharmacy Technicians work with a great degree of autonomy and as a result, a new benchmark has been established which raises wage rates for the Pharmacy Technician I by 3.25 per cent.

The classification referee established that those holding the Pharmacy Technician I positions did not require their work to be checked by a pharmacist for accuracy and completeness but in fact checked each other’s work.

With the change in duties comes a shift in wage rate from a PC 11B to a PC 12.

HEU is moving to make changes to the Pharmacy Technician II benchmark to recognize similar shifts in responsibility.

As part of the review, the class series has been changed to Pharmacy Technicians from Pharmacy Assistants.

Here is the link to download the Classification Award in pdf format. http://www.heu.org/Classification-award-pharmacytech.pdf

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Here is the link to download the new benchmark for Pharmacy Technician I. http://www.heu.org/Benchmark-Pharmacy-Tech.pdf