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The Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) has reiterated its call for all pharmacists working at Boots to join the PDA Union to support the collective voice of the profession within the company.

It said this would enable PDA to send direct communications to pharmacists working at Boots and keep them up to date with key matters impacting their work life.

Currently, the association uses the company communication channels to cascade key information to the non-member pharmacists, however, it fears such measures can be disrupted by management.

Besides, having more member pharmacists at Boots would strengthen their “negotiating power”, PDA said.

Recent union negotiations improved the company’s annual pay review outcome to benefit pharmacists, but the association feels that they deserve more, which could be achieved by ensuring a stronger bargaining position.

Pharmacists who wish to join the PDA Union can avail tax relief on membership fee alongside discounts and offers via PDA Plus.

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