A Better Deal for Workers11 May 2018
Representatives from the BDA Trade Union will be marching alongside fellow health unions on the Trades Union Congress march and rally in London today (Saturday).
This march has been established due to the Trade Union movement’s concern with the damage being done to livelihoods of workers and the public services they use.
The BDA joins with the calls made from across the health sector for a fully funded and supported NHS. The BDA also seeks to highlight the role played by the Allied Health Professions in contributing to the wellbeing and recoveries of many NHS patients.
The BDA recognises its position as a representative of workers in both the public and private sector and calls for better protections for both.
Annette Mansell-Green, BDA Head of Employment Relations, said:
“The BDA is proud to be part of a vast and vibrant Trade Union movement. Through marching together we demonstrate our shared values of justice and dignity in work. ”
Notes to editor:
- The British Dietetic Association (BDA), founded in 1936, is the professional association and trade union for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals with over 9,000 members.
- Dietitians are highly qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. They are statutorily regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), alongside other Allied Health Professions.
- Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. They work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media and government. Their advice influences food and health policy across the spectrum from government and global industry to local communities and individuals.