Trade Union Representatives

It is always very exciting to have the opportunity to help ourselves and help others at work.  The BDA Trade Union's objective is committed to protecting your interests.


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BDA Trade Union Representative

The BDA Trade Union Representative (is also the Health and Safety Representative) represent BDA Members in the workplace with a variety of BDA member issues in respect of their employment and terms and conditions of employment.

So why not become a BDA Trade Union Representative in your workplace.  For details of the role see the Trade Union Representatives Role Descriptor.


Election of BDA Trade Union Representatives

Elections of BDA Trade Union Representatives and H&S Representatives (a combined role) must take place every two years in accordance with the BDA Trade Union Terms of Reference and in accordance with the principles of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

Full guidance on the election process of BDA Trade Union Election of Trade Union Representatives can be found on the Rule Book section of this website.

These documents explain the procedure:

Complaints in relation to the elections and ballots will be dealt with by the Head of Employment Relations and must be submitted in writing.

For further advice contact the BDA Trade Union Office Tel 0121 200 8021 or email TUSecretary@bda.uk.com


Trade Union Representative Resources

To assist BDA Trade Union Representatives with their role are the below resources:

Representative Case Management System resources

    BDA Guidance on TU Reps Case Recording System (Members Only)

General resources

 Bullying Resources

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BDA Resources


Trade Union Representative Recognition Framework

The British Dietetic Association aims to recognise exceptional contributions of Trade Union Representatives for work well done and to those who go ‘above and beyond’ to provide a great service to members.

This framework brings together the various ways in which a trade union representatives efforts can be celebrated, rewarded and recognised.

Trade Union Representative Recognition Framework (Members Only)


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