Date of prep: December 2020
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AmerisourceBergen and Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) today announced strategic agreements under which AmerisourceBergen will acquire the majority of WBA.
The annual pay negotiations between Boots and the Pharmacist Defence Association (PDA) have been referred to ACAS.
As a result of this decision, there will be a reduction of its headcount of more than 4,000 employees across its head office, store teams and Opticians teams.
Boots has moved to reassure customers of its plans to continue providing a safe shopping experience and safe working environment in stores across the UK.
Boots has increased the number of drivers delivering prescriptions to vulnerable people across the UK, hiring more than 500 additional drivers.
The PDA Union and Boots have jointly announced further pay increases for pharmacists at the company.
Boots Management Services Ltd and the PDA Union have reached agreement on a pay deal for Boots pharmacist. The highlight of the pay settlement is that the total payroll cost for those in the Bargaining Unit (excluding Pre-Registration Pharmacists) will be increased by 1.8%.
Following the recognition agreement signed by the PDA Union and Boots, the Pharmacist Defence Association Union (PDAU) has now established a network of PDAU representatives to represent the circa 7,000 pharmacists and pre-registration trainees employed at the company.
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.
Pharmacist Support, the pharmacy profession’s independent charity, is delighted to announce an expansion of its partnership work with Boots UK. Following a successful coaching pilot in 2017, both Boots UK and Pharmacist Support have shared an aspiration to develop this work further to reach more of those in the profession who are encountering […]