Trade Union

  • Well Pharmacy: Hepatitis B immunisation

    Thu 20th September 2018 PDA Union

    It has been brought to the PDA’s attention that some employees of Well Pharmacy may have been asked to start providing flu vaccinations despite not having been immunised to protect against Hepatitis B. We understand there is currently a national shortage of Hepatitis B Vaccine in the UK. 

  • LLoyds Pharmacy Bonus Payments

    Fri 14th September 2018 PDA Union

    A number of PDA Union members at Lloyds Pharmacy are receiving advice from the union about the company's request that they "re-pay" the bonus payments which they were recently paid. 

  • Further “recognition” discussion between PDA Union and Boots’ senior management

    Fri 6th July 2018 PDA Union

    A team of PDA Union representatives held a second meeting with senior Boots managers on Thursday 5 July at a Boots’ store in Derby and discussions continued about the union’s formal request for recognition at the employer. 

  • PDA Union celebrate 10-year anniversary

    Tue 3rd July 2018 PDA Union

    The PDA Union celebrated its 10th anniversary last week at their Annual General Meeting, which was used to highlight the years' key successes.  

  • Official notice of ballot to derecognise the BPA

    Fri 18th May 2018 PDA Union

    The Central Arbitration Committee have reissued the formal notice of the ballot to derecognise the BPA at Boots after extending the period to Friday 1 June. The notice details the process and timetable for this essential development to secure an independent voice at work for community pharmacists. 

  • Decriminalisation concerns – PDA writes to Pharmacy Minister

    Wed 28th March 2018 The PDA

    The PDA are concerned that the Rebalancing Board, charged with the responsibility to provide a wide ranging and appropriate amendment to the law, has failed to do so and has written to the Pharmacy Minister with an offer to help improve the situation. 

  • Pay Gap is another reason for employers to work with Trade Unions

    Tue 27th March 2018 PDA Union

    The PDA Union, the only independent trade union in the UK exclusively for pharmacists, has highlighted pay inequality as another reason that employers in the sector should work constructively with the union as the independent voice of pharmacists. 

  • PDA Union issue qualified welcome to NHS pay rise

    Fri 23rd March 2018 PDA Union

    The PDA Union has made a qualified welcome to the government’s 6% pay increase for NHS employees over the next 3 years, saying it is a start but much more is needed to repair the decline in pharmacists’ real terms pay and the working environment.  

  • Derecognition of the BPA – CAC to decide who votes in forthcoming ballot

    Fri 26th January 2018 PDA Union

    The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) held a hearing on Friday 19th January 2018 to decide which pharmacists within Boots will be eligible to vote in the secret ballot.  

  • Derecognition of the BPA – PDAU meet with BPA

    Tue 12th December 2017 PDA Union

    On Friday 8th December 2017, PDAU representatives of the Boots pharmacists who have applied to derecognise the Boots Pharmacists Association met with executives of the organisation.  

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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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