Boots Recognition

The PDA Union (PDAU) was formed by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Our focus has always been on protecting and improving professional autonomy, working conditions and employment terms for pharmacists. Since 2011, the PDAU has been fighting for Boots pharmacists’ right to negotiate their pay, hours and holiday entitlements with their employer.

The PDA Union (PDAU) was formed by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Our focus has always been on protecting and improving professional autonomy, working conditions and employment terms for pharmacists. Since 2011, the PDAU has been fighting for Boots pharmacists’ right to negotiate their pay, hours and holiday entitlements with their employer.

To enable us to achieve this, having exhausted all other options, Boots pharmacists have now sought the derecognition of the Boots Pharmacists’ Association (BPA). This means they have applied to a government body, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), to remove the agreement between Boots and the BPA. The agreement was made in 2012 and designed to block Boots pharmacists’ ability to negotiate better pay, hours and other working conditions through the PDA Union. After the agreement has been removed, the BPA could continue as it has before.

 

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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