Your help needed to pass on an URGENT request for Lloyds pharmacists to pledge support for union recognition

All pharmacists at LloydsPharmacy have the opportunity to pledge their support for the profession to secure an independent voice at work through a trade union recognition agreement. Although we can contact those who are already our members directly, we need the help of our 31,000 members to help us get this message to those Lloyds pharmacists who have not yet joined the PDA.

Mon 10th August 2020 PDA Union

A “recognition agreement” is the mechanism that would mean that through the union’s status as an independent trade union, pharmacists will be able to exercise a collective voice at work.

Please share this information with any pharmacists or pre-registration pharmacists you know who work at Lloyds Pharmacy.  

Click here to pledge your support

 

For example, pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists will have the right to negotiate for better pay, holiday and hours and other aspects of their employment contract; to be consulted before management make changes such as redundancies or TUPE transfers and they will secure strong representation on Health & Safety matters. This arrangement would be similar to what Boots pharmacists secured in 2019.

Read: How recognition works in other pharmacies 

Improved terms and conditions negotiated by PDA Union representatives, such as pay increases, would apply to all those covered by the recognition agreement, whether or not they are a PDA Union member.

A recognition agreement can be achieved on a voluntary basis between the company and the union, or by an order of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC). To evidence to the CAC that Lloyds pharmacists want recognition and a greater say at work, we invite pharmacists employed at Lloyds to pledge their support for a recognition agreement between the PDA Union and LloydsPharmacy.

If you are a pharmacist or pre-registration pharmacist employed at Lloyds, please provide your details on the pledge page. This information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will NEVER be shared with the company.

Click here to pledge your support

 

Please share this information with any pharmacists or pre-registration pharmacists you know who work at Lloyds Pharmacy.  

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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