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PDA Union Statement on day salaries should have increased at Boots

PDA Members employed by Boots will be aware that today (1st November) is the date on which they would normally expect to see an uplift in their salaries.

Sun 1st November 2020 The PDA

Members will also be aware that the company announced on 10th September that employees due a pay increase on 1st November would not receive any increase as the company would impose a pay freeze. However, that announcement explicitly excluded pharmacists, making clear that the pay of pharmacists was determined by the ongoing negotiations between the company and the PDA Union.

This statement is to remind members that these discussions are continuing with the involvement of ACAS, the independent publicly funded body, whose remit is to assist in resolving disputes such as this over pay.

Paul Moloney, PDA Union National Officer and Chair of the negotiating committee, commented: “We remain hopeful that by seeking the assistance of ACAS we will be able to secure additional pay for members enabling us to secure a package of important improvements in what are uniquely difficult times. The fact that this has not been possible by the 1st November due date is disappointing but unfortunately inevitable once it became clear the company wished to impose their pay freeze on pharmacists”.

The PDA Union negotiating team will continue to work tirelessly to represent pharmacists in the ongoing talks and members will be updated as soon as possible once discussions with ACAS have concluded.


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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