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  • PDA membership numbers continue to increase

    Thu 30th June 2022 PDA Union

    Even more pharmacists are joining the PDA and a report to the PDA Union annual meeting today confirmed numbers have reached a record level. 

  • #PizzaIsNotWorking

    Thu 16th June 2022 PDA Union

    There are shared issues faced by pharmacists working for larger employers around the world. By working internationally, the PDA can learn about such topics and work collectively to improve the situation. 

  • PDA responds to announcements about CCA members being acquired

    Thu 9th June 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is reassuring pharmacists working at large corporations that the union will be there working hard to represent, and further, the interests of employed and locum pharmacists, regardless of any potential changes to the ownership of their employer. 

  • Joint Statement from LloydsPharmacy and PDA Union

    Wed 18th May 2022 PDA Union

    Representatives of management and employed pharmacists met for the fourth Pharmacist Joint Consultative Committee (PJCC), and for the first time face to face, in April. 

  • International Workers’ Memorial Day 2022: Reminding everyone why safety at work is so important

    Sun 24th April 2022 PDA Union

    Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) 28 April commemorates those workers.  

  • PDA responds to employers’ admission that some pharmacy businesses are discussing a locum “blacklist”

    Fri 8th April 2022 The PDA

    The PDA has responded to statements made stating that some pharmacy businesses are talking about “sharing intelligence and collectively blacklisting pharmacists.”  

  • ASDA Pharmacists may be impacted by hours reduction

    Fri 1st April 2022 PDA Union

    The PDA will be supporting their members to deal with any potential impact from a reported decision by Asda to reduce the operating hours in 80 of its pharmacies across England and Wales. 

  • Boots pharmacists’ employment concerns as details of proposed hours reductions are revealed

    Sat 22nd January 2022 PDA Union

    Some PDA members employed at Boots are raising concerns that despite verbal assurances that the company aim to minimise pharmacist job losses, they are being told that proposed changes will reduce their income if they remain with the company.  

  • Boots Pharmacists may be impacted by hours reduction

    Tue 18th January 2022 PDA Union

    Some pharmacists and other staff at Boots are being notified this week of changes to opening hours at their place of work, with local briefings taking place. The PDA are supporting their members to deal with any potential impact on their employment. 

  • Boots pharmacists need to join the union

    Thu 6th January 2022 The PDA

    The PDA is reiterating its call for every pharmacist at Boots to join the PDA Union, to keep up to date with important matters that impact on working life, and to strengthen the collective voice of the profession within the company. 

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