The PDA Union is affiliated to several wider groups because, just as individuals achieve more by joining together as a Trades Union, unions can achieve more by working together.

EPhEU (Employed community Pharmacists in Europe)

EPhEU is the first European-wide organisation representing the interests of employed community pharmacists.

For national professional associations in European countries it has become absolutely necessary to look across their national borders: for organisations representing the interests of employed community pharmacists, the European fundamental principles for regulations on working time, for studying pharmacy and for continuing professional development of pharmacists are as important, as the regulations about the freedom of establishment, the recognition of the professional qualification and those about distance selling.

Founded in 2012 (1st General Assembly on 30th June 2012), EPhEU helps the cross-border cooperation of national organisations representing employed community pharmacists. The exchange of information and experiences is intensified at periodical international meetings, to give a better response to subjects like mobility, working time directive and on-call-time, formation and continuing professional qualification of pharmacists.

Since 2014, EPhEU is an observer member of FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation).

Read more about EPhEU here

General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU)

The General Federation of Trade Unions is a national trade union centre in the United Kingdom and describes itself as the “federation for specialist unions”.

Our annual programme gives an indication of the range of support we provide. From developing professional support for General Secretaries, to offering an exceptional programme of trade union management training, to youth and arts festivals, to initial reps training, to detailed specialist research and highly customised support for individual unions, we have a flexible and expert approach.

Unions 21

Unions 21 exists to support unions to increase their influence, impact and effectiveness within the world of work.

Unions 21 do this by working with unions, supporters and stakeholders to create an open space for research, innovation and activity to assist unions to secure a better life for working people. Our work is centred around three themes of work: New workers, new economies; Good work; Innovation and change.

Read more about Unions 21 here

Health Campaigns Together

Health Campaigns Together is a coalition of organisations campaigning to defend the National Health Service against cutbacks, fragmentation, market-style reforms and privatisation. Its objective is to re-instate a comprehensive, universal, publicly owned, provided and publicly accountable NHS, which is free at the point of use and has the resources to provide 21st century care for all on a long-term and sustainable basis.

Working with Health Campaigns Together is how many of the campaigns that have been formed liaise together, share experiences and lessons, and where possible work together on issues of common concern.

Read more about Health Campaigns Together here

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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