Request for Voluntary Recognition – 2011

In March 2011, the PDA Union wrote to Boots asking the company to voluntarily allow it to negotiate and consult on terms and conditions on behalf of its members.

Boots refused, saying “We see our pharmacists as an integral part of our stores teams in Boots, rather than as a separate interest group, and we work closely with the Boots Pharmacists Association on matters specifically related to them.”

We disagree. Boots pharmacists have succeeded in gaining a highly respected professional qualification and carry additional and weighty professional and legal responsibilities that often exceed those of a large store manager, let alone the staff employed in store.link

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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