PDA Union

  • PDA members at LloydsPharmacy need your help

    Mon 27th July 2020 PDA Union

    Senior management at the McKesson group, the owners of LloydsPharmacy, have disputed the call from their pharmacists for an independent voice at work through a voluntary agreement of union recognition. Those pharmacists are now asking for help from colleagues across the profession. 

  • Update on employment changes at LloydsPharmacy

    Sat 25th July 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA will be supporting any members affected by the announcement made by Lloyds Pharmacy about potential pharmacy closures, changes of ownership and changes to employment contracts. 

  • PDA Union take part in the Pharmacy Show 2020

    Thu 23rd July 2020 The PDA

    As part of the Pharmacy Show 2020, PDA Union Reps delivered a webinar entitled “PDA Union for Pharmacists – the importance of indemnity and representation”, which covered a range of topics. 

  • PDA comment on announcements of pay increases for public servants

    Wed 22nd July 2020 The PDA

    Pharmacists working in the NHS will understandably question why they were not included in the government's announcement this week. The PDA advises caution when reading the reports of the increases as some key facts have been left out of the Treasury press release. 

  • PDA attend the TUC’s Organise2020 Conference

    Wed 22nd July 2020 The PDA

    Attending Organise2020 was a great opportunity for PDA Union colleagues to learn and share experiences as we are building our union team, expanding our recognition and developing our member and rep networks. 

  • PDA Union continues recognition campaign in Northern Ireland

    Tue 21st July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA Union has continued to work closely with GP pharmacist employers in Northern Ireland to achieve a voluntary recognition agreement that will enable members' terms and conditions to be the subject of collective bargaining.  

  • Boots Pharmacists Pay Claim 2020

    Fri 17th July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA Union has submitted the 2020 pay claim to Boots on behalf of pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists. 

  • Pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy begin their formal campaign for union recognition

    Mon 13th July 2020 PDA Union

    In response to calls from pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds), the PDA Union has applied to the government’s Central Arbitration Committee for trade union recognition at the second largest community pharmacy employer in the UK. This is especially important at this time because the company have announced plans to make job losses and changes to employment contracts. 

  • PDA response to Boots announcement

    Thu 9th July 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA have responded to an announcement from Boots which may lead to thousands of job losses as part of the next phase of the company's “Transformation Plan”. 

  • National Executive Committee to determine a formal response following the recent LloydsPharmacy announcement

    Wed 8th July 2020 PDA Union

    PDA Union has been inundated with contacts from concerned pharmacists at Lloyds after the company announced it will shortly commence the process of discussing the possibility of redundancies and contractual change. 

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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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