Trade Union

  • 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.  

  • PDA launch “Safer Pharmacies Charter”

    Wed 6th December 2017 The PDA

    The PDA has produced a charter of seven commitments to improve safety and care for patients. It appeals for improved staffing arrangements and working conditions for pharmacists which will enhance patient safety considerations in UK pharmacy practice. This charter defines basic standards to ensure safe practice wherever pharmacists work.  

  • Derecognition of the BPA – PDAU meet with Boots

    Mon 4th December 2017 PDA Union

    On 1st December 2017, PDA Union representatives for the group of pharmacists who have applied to derecognise the BPA, met with senior managers from Boots. 

  • Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) issue decision on application to derecognise the BPA at Boots

    Mon 27th November 2017 PDA Union

    The public body that has statutory powers to resolve workplace disputes in Britain has published their full decision on an application that a secret ballot should be held to determine whether the bargaining arrangements between the BPA and Boots Management Services Limited should be ended. 

  • Press Release: PDA calls on parliament to ensure community pharmacy is in scope of Health Service Safety Investigations Body

    Thu 21st September 2017 The PDA

    The PDA is asking Parliament to ensure the HSSIB can investigate incidents in community pharmacies. 

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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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