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) will take place every three 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.

The current election period runs from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2019. 

The next election period will run from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022.

Nominations for TU Reps for the electoral period 2020-2022 will open on Monday 16 December 2019, and close on Friday 17 January 2020. If a ballot is required, then it will run from Monday 27 January 2020 to Monday 10 February 2020. Successful candidates will then take up office on Friday 14 February 2020.

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.

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


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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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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