The interview of Peter Bainbridge, Boots director of pharmacy (PJ 2014;292:396), leaves me feeling somewhat confused.
We have Boots battling in the courts, yet again, this time for recognition of their in-house Boots Pharmacists’ Association “union” rather than the Pharmacists’ Defence Association as the organisation it prefers to represent its pharmacist employees. At the same time, Mr Bainbridge, when asked his thoughts on the PDA Union being the representative body, says: “I would welcome a working relationship with the PDA Union in terms of working together, just not on salary, pay and terms.”
I was pleased to see that the director of pharmacy appears to have the best interest of his pharmacist employees at heart seemingly in direct contradiction of the declared company policy on this matter.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2014.11138187
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