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  • PDAU comment on NHS Tayside industrial action

    Fri 20th September 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union are sending a message of support to pharmacy support workers and their trade union involved in industrial action at NHS Tayside. The PDAU is also advising PDAU members how to care for patients while respecting the strike action. 

  • PDA wants to hear about the impact of Brexit on pharmacy

    Wed 7th August 2019 The PDA

    Brexit is the most significant political event happening and with the risk of a no deal exit from the UK’s membership of the EU coming closer, the PDA wants to make sure the interests of patients and pharmacists are being considered by decision makers. 

  • PDA Union and Boots UK sign historic recognition agreement

    Thu 11th July 2019 PDA Union

    Representatives of Boots UK and the pharmacists trade union, PDA Union have signed a formal recognition agreement outlining how the union will represent the 7,000 store based pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists at the largest multiple pharmacy employer in the UK 

  • PDA Union response as Boots announce plan to close c.200 stores

    Thu 27th June 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union is disappointed to note that following several denials by Boots UK in recent months in response to media speculation about store closures, Walgreens Boots Alliance have today confirmed a plan to close 200 stores. The Union will be doing all it can to defend the employment of PDAU members. 

  • Boots pharmacists invited to shape the PDAU’s pay claim

    Mon 17th June 2019 The PDA

    The PDAU are inviting all eligible employed Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists to tell them about their priorities and issues at work, via an online survey.  The survey responses will help shape the PDAU’s pay claim for the pay year commencing November 2019. 

  • Media reports of Boots store closure strategy

    Tue 28th May 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA has seen media reports of a large scale branch closure programme by Boots and is reassuring members that the union will be doing all it can to protect their employment should they be affected. 

  • Latest Issue of Boots News

    Fri 12th April 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union have issued the latest issue of Boots News, updating pharmacists about the negotiations happening with management. 

  • Joint statement – Boots & the PDA Union

    Tue 9th April 2019 PDA Union

    The PDA Union and Boots have released their first joint statement as they begin a new chapter in employee relations for pharmacists at the company.  

  • Wallgreens Boots Alliance have “most difficult quarter” of trading

    Wed 3rd April 2019 PDA Union

    Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has warned that it may be forced to close stores and cut jobs in the UK after suffering the “most difficult quarter” since its formation via merger in 2014, even though the vertically integrated multinational is still making £Billions in profits. The PDA Union will be supporting any members affected by the consequences of this announcement. 

  • Everyone who works should be in a trade union and there is a trade union suitable for each of us.

    Wed 3rd April 2019 PDA Union

    PDAU believe that everyone who is working should be in a suitable trade union for their circumstances so that they receive the support, protection and other benefits of being part of an independent trade union. 

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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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