40 hours per week is the total agreed duration. All employees of public pharmacies are entitled to 33 days of leave. There is also a six-day agreement for a continuing education leave every two years for pt and pharmacist. There is no compulsory continuing education for PT or pharmacist in Germany. On a voluntary basis, Pt can earn points for a continuing education certificate regulated by the pharmacy chambers. So far, there is no collective agreement for a corresponding increase in wages. In the first year of work, a PT in a public pharmacy (collective agreement) earns at least 1,968.00 euros per month. This climbs to 2,549.00 euros in the highest group (after 15 years). Collective agreements are available on the ADEXA website. ADEXA members are also entitled to an agreed special payment (one month`s salary). BVpta – www.bvpta.de Der Bundesverband der Pharmazeutisch-Technischen Assistenten – BVpta e.V. (Federal Association of Pharmaceutical Assistants) is a professional association of pharmaceutical technicians (PTA) that works in public pharmacies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research, civil service, teachers, etc. BVpta negotiates no collective agreement with employers.
In November 2016, we call on the legal authorities to take effective measures to ensure the widespread supply of the community and guarantee employment in German public pharmacies. The ABDA – Bundesverband Deutscher Apothekerverb-nde has more information in English on the German pharmaceutical sector, for example the brochure „Deutsche Apotheken – Zahlen Daten 2018“. Within ADEXA, each profession in the public pharmacy is represented by a separate group. These groups meet regularly and discuss their particular situation with respect to their volume of work and their profession. They also look after their interests within ADEXA. The Pharmacy Technicians Group is responsible for contact and activities within the EAPT. Its representatives are volunteers. While a PCE works primarily in the back office and is not allowed to sell pharmaceuticals, a PT may work in the laboratory or at the counter by advising both prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs and by issuing or selling both types of drugs. Under German law, the PT operates under the supervision of a pharmacist.
Since May 2016, we have had four regional offices (North, South, West and East).