After a series of internal pay negotiations and conciliation meetings, Boots has made a revised pay offer to its pharmacists.
With the new development, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has urged its members at Boots to “urgently respond to the Boots pay negotiations update survey on the current pay offer.”
It encouraged the members to complete the short survey sent to them via email.
Last week, the PDA Reps Network in Boots hosted a series of virtual meetings for members that work at the company.
As the element of the negotiations with Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) are ongoing, PDA could not provide more details about these meetings.
In October, Boots pharmacists had rejected the offer for a 2 per cent pay rise and had called on PDA to refer the matter to the ACAS.
PDA Union director Paul Day earlier said in an interview that the pay negotiations between the PDA and Boots had failed to reach an agreement because Boots’ offer continues to reduce the purchasing power of the salary of most pharmacists they employ.
PDA has stated that its objective from the pay talks is to try to secure a fair pay offer for pharmacists.