PDA Union Recognition at Boots

Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates will soon have the opportunity to vote for a better future, and an independent voice at work.

Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates will soon have the opportunity to vote yes for a better future, and an independent voice at work. Ballot papers will be sent to their home addresses, to allow them to vote for legal “recognition” of the PDA Union to negotiate better terms and conditions on behalf of Boots pharmacists. It’s extremely important to ensure that the company holds all up to date employee details to ensure that individuals don’t miss out on having their say.

The PDA Union was formed by pharmacists, for pharmacists. Our focus has always been on protecting and improving professional autonomy, working conditions and employment terms for pharmacists.

Latest articles about our campaign for Boots Recognition

  • Messages of support for Boots pharmacists from across Europe and across sectors

    Sun 17th February 2019 PDA Union

    Professional colleagues from across Europe have sent messages of support and best wishes for pharmacists voting in the ballot at Boots which is required to finally gain an independent voice at work. 

  • Boots ballot: Concerns remain over Boots data quality

    Fri 15th February 2019 PDA Union

    As the ballot of Boots pharmacists on trade union recognition looms, fresh concerns have arisen about the quality of the name and address data which Boots have provided to the Central Arbitration Committee and which will be used for the distribution of ballot papers. 

  • Boots ballot: Last chance to check the facts

    Fri 15th February 2019 PDA Union

    With just a few days until the ballot papers are distributed to Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists, the PDAU are calling on all those eligible to vote to make sure they have heard all the facts 

  • Boots Ballot: Pharmacists should read latest PDAU publication

    Thu 14th February 2019 PDA Union

    It's important that pharmacists at Boots, who are eligible to vote in the recognition ballot, are well informed in order that they can make an informed decision before voting. Here you can read the latest publication sent to pharmacists at their workplaces. 

  • Boots Ballot: Have you read what the PDAU are saying?

    Mon 11th February 2019 PDA Union

    It's important that pharmacists at Boots, who are eligible to vote in the recognition ballot, are well informed in order that they can make an informed decision before voting. Here you can read the latest publication sent to pharmacists at their workplaces. 

  • Promises, Promises from Boots Senior Management

    Fri 8th February 2019 PDA Union

    As Boots pharmacists prepare to vote on whether to recognise the PDA Union at Boots, the PDA Union has reviewed some of the statements that senior Boots spokespeople have made about their intentions for improving conditions for pharmacists without trade union involvement. 

  • Boots Ballot: How the company work with independent trade unions in other countries, but they won’t do that here.

    Tue 5th February 2019 PDA Union

    As an example of how Boots work with independent trade unions in other countries, Greta Torbergsen, General Secretary of the Norwegian Pharmaceutical Association (NFF) explains how pharmacists in Norway are negotiating better terms and conditions with Boots management. This contrasts with the actions of the Boots UK senior management who have spent years preventing pharmacists from having their trade union recognised. 

  • “Groundhog Day” proposal just proves Boots doesn’t listen

    Mon 4th February 2019 PDA Union

    Less than a year ago, more than 2,800 pharmacists at Boots sent a clear message though the ballot box to the company’s senior management that they rejected structures that were not actually free of company control or influence, but the senior management are behaving as if that vote never happened. 

  • Countdown to Boots Ballot deadline

    Mon 4th February 2019 PDA Union

    As the formal ballot period commenced today (Monday 4 February) The PDAU have updated their website countdown clock to show the time left for eligible pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists to cast their vote 

  • Boots Promises and Observations

    The PDA Union has looked into its files and found previous statements that Boots spokespeople have made about improving conditions for pharmacists. 

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