Welcome to the BDA Trade Union Web Pages

Representing and supporting you throughout your working life.

About the Union

The BDA is both your Professional Body and your Trade Union which means we have a dedicated team of Union experts on hand to assist you across a range of areas and ultimately exists to represent and support you throughout your working life.

We hope you never have to, but in case you do one day have to face a problem at work related to restructuring or redundancy, disciplinary, sickness, grievance, workload or discrimination, our team will be on hand to provide free advice and support you through any follow up which may include representation and attendance at legal hearings. 

Local Representation

unionmeeting2Your Trade Union is supported by a volunteer network of local BDA Trade Union representatives,  trained by the Union team to give their time to support their colleagues in the workplace.

In most cases they will be your first point of contact if you have an issue.

Legal advice and support


The BDA has partnered with Thompson Solicitors (the most experienced Solictors who represent trade Unions in the UK) to provide you with FREE legal advice as part of your membership benefit package.  Thompsons can help you across a wide range of legal areas.
“I saved over £500 on my conveyancing costs by using my BDA membership access to Thompson solicitors, BDA Member & TU Rep – S.London.

unionpeopleNational Representation and Lobbying

Trade Union is represented at the highest level and sits on a number of committees including the NHS National Staff Council, TUC General Council, NHS Trade Union Leads, and the Union Health and Safety Specialists.

We are also part of campaigning groups such as NHS Together.

Contact Us:

If you have a new issue and wish to contact the Trade Union Department for assistance:

Telephone 0121 200 8080 or email tusecretary@bda.uk.com.

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