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Usdaw seeks urgent meeting with Alliance Healthcare to seek assurances for members

Date: 06 January 2021 Usdaw, the trade union for Alliance Healthcare workers, is seeking an urgent meeting with the company after Walgreens Boots Alliance today announced they have agreed a deal to sell the majority of its Alliance Healthcare wholesale and distribution business to US drug wholesaler AmerisourceBergen.
Daniel Adams - Usdaw National Officer says: “Following the news that Walgreens Boots Alliance intends to sell a majority stake in Alliance Healthcare earlier today, we have contacted the business for an urgent meeting to better understand the implications of the proposed deal on the UK business.

“At this stage, as far as we understand, the sale is still subject to regulatory approval and is unlikely to be concluded until later this year. Equally, there have been no indications from the business that this will have any impact on jobs or employment within the UK.

“Nevertheless, this is still likely to be an unsettling time for members in Alliance Healthcare who have been in the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.  Usdaw will, therefore, be seeking assurances on jobs, members' terms and conditions as well as intended future plans.”

Notes for editors:
Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) is the UK's fifth biggest trade union with over 400,000 members. Membership has increased by more than one-third over the last couple of decades. Most Usdaw members work in the retail sector, but the union also has many members in transport, distribution, food manufacturing, chemicals and other trades.
For Usdaw press releases visit: http://www.usdaw.org.uk/news and you can follow us on Twitter @UsdawUnion

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