Trade Unions

  • Confusing message on union recognition issued by Lloyds does not address data breaches

    Fri 9th October 2020 PDA Union

    PDA members working at LloydsPharmacy have been in contact to report a confusing message they recently received from a senior company representative about recognition of the PDA.  The management message fails to address the issue of data breaches involving pharmacists' personal data 

  • Boots pay claim update

    Wed 7th October 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has sent union members at Boots an update on the pharmacists' annual pay negotiations. As also detailed in a joint statement published with the company, the 2020 talks are being referred to ACAS in the hope they can help the employer and employee representatives reach an agreement.  

  • PDA Union response to Rowlands announcement

    Tue 6th October 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA will be supporting our members affected by the announcement made by Rowlands Pharmacy about yet another so-called “transformation programme” by a pharmacy multiple, which pharmacists will recognise as “cuts”. 

  • Lloyds pharmacists pass first test on road to union recognition

    Fri 11th September 2020 PDA Union

    Pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) have made significant progress towards trade union recognition as the government body that oversees the process has formally accepted their application. The process now moves forward to decide which pharmacists will be included in the bargaining unit. 

  • PDA invite LloydsPharmacy to work together to resolve pharmacist concerns

    Mon 7th September 2020 PDA Union

    The PDA have written to LloydsPharmacy (Lloyds) inviting them to work with the union to resolve the concerns of pharmacists over the change programme being implemented by the company 

  • PDA responds to public service pension scheme consultation

    Mon 7th September 2020 The PDA

    Members working in the NHS will be interested in a public consultation launched last month by Government. 

  • PDA exploring all options for pharmacist as pharmacy business faces insolvency

    Fri 4th September 2020 The PDA

    The PDA are exploring all options to ensure a pharmacist facing losing their job receives their full entitlement to compensation and pay, including owed holiday pay, after a pharmacy which is heading for insolvency told them to claim from the government for any monies owed.  

  • Boots prison pharmacists to be transferred to Sodexo

    Thu 27th August 2020 The PDA

    Pharmacists employed by Boots in several prisons are having their employment transferred to a subsidiary of the French multinational Sodexo that provides custodial and post-release services to the UK Ministry of Justice, including directly managing several prisons. 

  • Lloyds pharmacists raise concerns about change proposals

    Thu 20th August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA has received multiple reports from members after asking for details from the large number of pharmacists who may need support with dealing with the company’s so-called “transformation and harmonisation programme”. 

  • Changes to manager roles at Well Pharmacy

    Thu 13th August 2020 PDA Union

    Well pharmacy have announced a proposal to remove all the non-pharmacist manager positions from their network of 760 pharmacies. The company want all pharmacies to be managed by pharmacists. The PDA are advising members employed in Well pharmacies to contact them for support if they have concerns. 

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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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