Boots Recognition

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

Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates now have the opportunity to vote for a better future, and an independent voice at work. They will soon receive ballot papers at their home address, to allow them to remove the agreement between Boots and the BPA which blocks their ability to negotiate better pay, hours and other working conditions through the PDA Union. Removing the agreement would pave the way for the PDA Union to negotiate better terms and conditions on behalf of Boots pharmacists, and the BPA can continue as it has before.

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

  • Independent voice at work another step closer for pharmacists at Boots

    Fri 17th August 2018 PDA Union

    The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) have formally accepted the application by the PDA Union to be recognised by Boots. This is the latest development in a lengthy process to secure negotiations over pay, hours and working conditions on behalf of pharmacists. The legal process continues.  

  • Boots Employees Vote For Macmillan To Receive A £3,308 Charity Donation

    Mon 13th August 2018 PDA Union

    After promising to give £1 to charity for each Boots pharmacist and pre-registration graduate who voted in the recent derecognition ballot, last week the PDA Union donated £3,308 to Macmillan Cancer support, which was selected by voters as their preferred charity to receive the donation. 

  • Pharmacists at Boots take next step in recognition campaign after talks with company end without agreement

    Wed 25th July 2018 PDA Union

    Members of the PDA Union are taking the next step in their campaign to improve employee relations at Boots following a series of meetings with the company’s senior management, where a possible voluntary arrangement was discussed, but which ended without agreement.  

  • Further “recognition” discussion between PDA Union and Boots’ senior management

    Fri 6th July 2018 PDA Union

    A team of PDA Union representatives held a second meeting with senior Boots managers on Thursday 5 July at a Boots’ store in Derby and discussions continued about the union’s formal request for recognition at the employer. 

  • Talks begin between PDA Union and Boots’ senior management

    Tue 26th June 2018 PDA Union

    A team of PDA Union representatives attended a meeting with senior Boots managers on Friday 22 June, at Boots’ head office in Nottingham, as part of the process to establish how the company and union respond to the wishes of pharmacists expressed through the recent ballot. 

  • PDA Union submit formal request for recognition as BPA are derecognised with immediate effect

    Tue 12th June 2018 PDA Union

    Following the decisive result in the ballot of Boots pharmacists, the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) have terminated the agreement between Boots and the BPA, which blocked PDA Union’s previous attempts to get formal recognition at the company.  

  • Boots ballot – what’s next?

    Fri 8th June 2018 PDA Union

    The decisive voting in the ballot that ends the recognition agreement between Boots and the BPA should be the start of a new chapter for community pharmacy employee relations with the PDA Union now moving towards recognition as the independent voice of pharmacists at the company.  

  • Boots employees that voted in the ballot are invited to decide which charity will receive a donation

    Fri 8th June 2018 PDA Union

    Last month, we promised that we would give £1 to charity for each Boots pharmacist and pre-registration graduate that voted in the union derecognition ballot and we are fulfilling that commitment now. This was a great way to encourage people to vote in the ballot and raise money for a worthy cause in the process. The charitable gesture was not dependent on which way Boots pharmacists and pre-registration graduates voted. 

  • BREAKING NEWS: We can now reveal the Boots ballot results…

    Wed 6th June 2018 PDA Union

    There were 6,890 pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists in the “bargaining unit” at Boots, each was eligible to cast one vote. They were asked if they supported the end of a recognition agreement between Boots and the Boots Pharmacists Association. Ending that agreement would clear the way for PDA Union to be recognised. 

  • Boots ballot latest: Inaccurate data from Boots leads to an extension to the voting period

    Sun 20th May 2018 PDA Union

    The PDA Union have successfully argued for an extension to the voting period for Boots pharmacists in order that more can participate in the ballot about who should represent them at work.  

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