Boots ballot update: Pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists should check they are receiving ballot materials

The ballot period at Boots starts on Monday 4 February, so it's important eligible voters check they are already receiving publications sent to their home address as this will be the address to which the ballot paper will be sent on Monday 18 February. If they are not receiving them, they need to take action to ensure they receive the actual ballot paper

Fri 1st February 2019 PDA Union

All store/relief pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists at levels 5,6 and 7 who are employed by Boots Management Services Ltd are entitled to vote in the ballot at Boots.  You can vote whether or not you are a PDA Union member. 

The union has already sent the following two publications to the recorded home addresses of eligible pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists via an independent person appointed by the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).

If you believe you are eligible to vote in the ballot but you haven’t received both of these two items to your home address, then we recommend you check the address details registered with your employer as it is Boots who have provided the name and address information to the CAC and this will be the same data used to distribute ballot papers

Here are the two publications, the first was sent just after Christmas and should have arrived as an insert with a Happy New Year card from the PDA Union

thumbnail of Fact sheet sent with Happy New Year card

The second, a newsletter, should have arrived with eligible voters this week:

thumbnail of Manifesto Boots 8pp A4 PDF

Important: If you consider that you are eligible to vote and have not received a ballot paper by 22 February 2019, or if you do not think that you are eligible to vote but receive a ballot paper, please contact the CAC Case Manager, Linda Lehan, by email at llehan@cac.gov.uk giving your full name and address. If you have recently changed your address and you have not informed your employer you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you receive your ballot paper on time.

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
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The PDA Union is recognised by the Certification Officer as an independent trade union.

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