Trade Union

  • 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. 

  • PDAU advice for pharmacists affected by Boots UK support office announcement

    Thu 28th February 2019 PDA Union

    Boots UK has announced an intention to reduce the costs of it’s support office by 20% as part of the Walgreen Boots Alliance global cost-cutting programme. Understandably, those potentially affected may be concerned about their future employment and PDA Union members can contact the union for support and guidance. 

  • Important Advice for PDA members at Rowlands

    Thu 21st February 2019 PDA Union

    PDA members at Rowlands will be understandably concerned about their future after the company announced it would be putting 70 branches up for sale. PDA are offering high level advice immediately and asking members with specific concerns to contact us. 

  • Pharmacists concerned at Data breach

    Tue 18th December 2018 The PDA

    PDA Union members have alerted us that Well Pharmacy have inadvertently emailed out a spreadsheet containing data about pharmacists, in a significant data breach. The spreadsheet was attached to an email titled “Xmas Payments” and was sent last week to locum pharmacists. The PDA does not know how many people received the information. 

  • PDA Union support Health Campaigns Together

    Thu 13th December 2018 PDA Union

    PDA Union members care about patients, the National Health Service and healthcare in the UK overall and that’s why the PDA Union are working with Health Campaigns Together (HCT).  

  • Important Advice for PDA members at Medipharmacy Limited

    Sat 1st December 2018 PDA Union

    PDA Union members at Medipharmacy Limited will be understandably concerned about their future after the company announced it would be putting 16 branches up for sale. PDA are offering high level advice immediately and asking members with specific concerns to contact us. 

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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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