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Irish trade union, ICTU, has accepted the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s (PDA) proposal that states decision making by the government about pharmacy policy and service design should involve non-employer pharmacists represented by their trade union.

The move would provide a more comprehensive, integrated point of view.

ICTU is the largest civic society organisation in Ireland and is recognised as the main voice of working people that engage with governments.

In January this year, PDA became part of the ICTU and in November the union participated in the biennial delegate conference. Congress recognises that pharmacist workforce has historically been a non unionised workforce.

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