PDA Union

  • Trade unions want to do even more for the self employed

    Fri 16th October 2020 PDA Union

    PDA Director, Paul Day, featured on an expert panel at a Unions21 webinar discussing how trade unions can better support self-employed members. 

  • PDA attend the 9th annual congress of EPhEU

    Fri 16th October 2020 The PDA

    PDA provided the UK delegation to the annual congress of EPhEU – the Association of Employed Community Pharmacists in Europe in October 2020. Due to the pandemic the congress was held virtually for the first time.  

  • Confusing message on union recognition issued by Lloyds does not address data breaches

    Fri 9th October 2020 PDA Union

    PDA members working at LloydsPharmacy have been in contact to report a confusing message they recently received from a senior company representative about recognition of the PDA.  The management message fails to address the issue of data breaches involving pharmacists' personal data 

  • Boots pay claim update

    Wed 7th October 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has sent union members at Boots an update on the pharmacists' annual pay negotiations. As also detailed in a joint statement published with the company, the 2020 talks are being referred to ACAS in the hope they can help the employer and employee representatives reach an agreement.  

  • Joint statement – Boots & the PDA Union

    Wed 7th October 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA Union and Boots have released their latest joint statement following a meeting held on 24 September 2020.  

  • PDA Union response to Rowlands announcement

    Tue 6th October 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA will be supporting our members affected by the announcement made by Rowlands Pharmacy about yet another so-called “transformation programme” by a pharmacy multiple, which pharmacists will recognise as “cuts”. 

  • Lloyds pharmacists pass first test on road to union recognition

    Fri 11th September 2020 PDA Union

    Pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) have made significant progress towards trade union recognition as the government body that oversees the process has formally accepted their application. The process now moves forward to decide which pharmacists will be included in the bargaining unit. 

  • PDA invite LloydsPharmacy to work together to resolve pharmacist concerns

    Mon 7th September 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA have written to LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) inviting them to work with the union to resolve the concerns of pharmacists over the change programme being implemented by the company 

  • PDA responds to public service pension scheme consultation

    Mon 7th September 2020 The PDA

    Members working in the NHS will be interested in a public consultation launched last month by Government. 

  • PDA exploring all options for pharmacist as pharmacy business faces insolvency

    Fri 4th September 2020 The PDA

    The PDA are exploring all options to ensure a pharmacist facing losing their job receives their full entitlement to compensation and pay, including owed holiday pay, after a pharmacy which is heading for insolvency told them to claim from the government for any monies owed.  

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The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)

The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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