PDAU issues advice to members after Morrisons announce closure of four UK stores, including a pharmacy in Shirley

PDA Union members at Morrisons are understandably concerned about their future after the company announced it would close four stores including one in Shirley in Solihull, which has a pharmacy. The PDA is offering high-level advice immediately and asking members with specific concerns to contact us.

Tue 10th September 2019 The PDA

The PDA Union are there to defend and support any of our members that will be affected.

Morrisons said the decision to close branches was part of a “constant review” of the performance of its 494 stores. The company added that it will aim to reduce redundancies and redeploy staff where possible.

The closures will put a total of around 400 retail staff at risk of losing their jobs overall and we hope that non-pharmacist colleagues are members of an appropriate retail union. Morrisons said that it would be consulting with all affected staff to discuss how to reduce redundancies.

We have attached a general briefing which we hope PDAU members at Morrisons will find helpful in answering general questions about what may happen if they are at risk of redundancy.  If you have already contacted the PDAU for advice on this situation, there is no need to contact us again unless there are developments with your situation. 

thumbnail of PDA Redundancy and Restructuring Briefing 2019

You can contact PDAU in confidence to talk about any workplace concern or query.  We are also concerned for the general well being of members affected by this announcement and in addition to the support and representation available from the PDAU, we would also like to remind you of the excellent personal support provided by Pharmacist Support. 

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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