Date of prep: December 2020
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Boots UK and the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU) today signed their first voluntary recognition agreement. This means the PDAU will now have collective bargaining rights for negotiation on pay, hours and holiday, as well as consultative meetings on a range of topics, representing PDAU members who are store-based Boots pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists.
The formal agreement means that the PDAU will negotiate the annual pay for these roles with Boots, starting with the forthcoming annual pay review for the financial year 19/20.
The agreement means:
Commenting on the announcement, Anne Higgins, Director of Stores Scotland and Northern Ireland, who co-chaired the meetings on the agreement said:
“This is the start of a new, more positive relationship between Boots UK and the PDAU. We look forward to working with them with a new spirit of partnership in the years ahead, working together for the long term sustainable success of our pharmacists and Boots UK.”
PDAU Assistant General Secretary, Mark Pitt added:
“Our objective is to work with Boots UK to create a positive employee relations environment, where the voice of pharmacists is heard, and our members are able to contribute to the business as respected health professionals”
Pharmacy in Practice is a UK pharmacy publication with its roots in Scotland.