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  • Stand for election to your Regional Committee: Nominations now open

    Mon 11th November 2019 The PDA

    PDA Union is calling for nominations for skilled, experienced and enthusiastic members to join the Regional Committee. Please read on for further details... 

  • Boots 2019/20 pay settlement – What this means to pharmacists and pre-reg pharmacists

    Fri 1st November 2019 The PDA

    The 2019/20 pay year is the first in which pharmacists have been able to collectively negotiate improvements to their pay at Boots.  

  • Boots 2019/20 pay settlement – Frequently Asked Questions

    Fri 1st November 2019 The PDA

    The 2019/20 pay year is the first in which pharmacists have been able to collectively negotiate improvements to their pay at Boots.  

  • Meet the PDA Union Reps Network in Boots

    Tue 29th October 2019 The PDA

    Meet the PDA Union members that make up the Boots Network. 

  • 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. 

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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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