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  • PDA responds to news of Morrisons takeover

    Sat 3rd July 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is responding to the announcement that Company Chemist Association member Morrisons has accepted a £6.3bn ($8.7bn) takeover bid by a US investment group led by the owner of Majestic Wine. 

  • PDA membership numbers have increased by more than 15% in two years

    Thu 24th June 2021 PDA Union

    Even more pharmacists have joined the PDA and a report to the PDA Union annual meeting today confirmed numbers are now at a new record high. The PDA is the largest UK pharmacists’ membership organisation by a significant measure. 

  • Stop “Fire and rehire”

    Wed 16th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support a private member’s bill which has its first reading in Parliament today and hopes to outlaw the practice of “Fire and rehire” which is increasingly being used by employers to cut employee benefits. 

  • Help raise the profile of community pharmacy funding in England

    Fri 11th June 2021 The PDA

    The PDA support the 38 Degrees petition, created by the NPA, that calls on the Westminster government to recompense pharmacies for the extra costs they have incurred by staying open to provide health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition now has almost 100,000 signatures, but needs more to make sure politicians and the general public know about this issue. 

  • Agreement reached on pay increase for members working for NHS Scotland

    Wed 9th June 2021 PDA Union

    PDA Union welcomes agreement and calls on the rest of the UK to follow Scotland's lead.  

  • Employers’ report into pharmacy workforce challenges does not address their basic responsibilities

    Fri 4th June 2021 The PDA

    A disappointing report from the three major community pharmacy employer bodies ends with nine recommendations for others to act, but fails to include a single commitment about what the employers will do. 

  • PDA UNION – 2021 AGM Calling Notice

    Mon 24th May 2021 PDA Union

    Due to the continuing pandemic, the PDA Union annual general meeting will once again be held virtually via video link on 24th June 2021, if you wish to participate you need to register before close of business on Tuesday 22 June. 

  • PDA statement regarding pharmacist vaccination sessions in Glasgow and Greater Clyde

    Mon 17th May 2021 The PDA

    There have been reports of anomalies in the booking system for Covid-19 vaccination sessions in the Glasgow and Greater Clyde health board area, and allegations that some pharmacists may have used technology to secure multiple shifts ahead of others. 

  • PDAU announce union network at Lloyds Pharmacy

    Mon 26th April 2021 PDA Union

    The PDA Union has announced the initial network of union representatives under the recognition agreement with Lloyds Pharmacy 

  • IWMD: Reminding everyone why safety at work is so important

    Thu 22nd April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is encouraging members to take part in an International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) activity that will help remind everyone why safety at work is so important. IWMD takes place on 28 April and is a global tribute to those who died at work.  

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