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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.

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.

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

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 TU Rep Individual Case Record (Members Only) (
  • BDA TU Rep Collective Issue Record (Members Only) (

General resources

  • BDA Trade Union Contact information Sheet  (Members Only) (
  • BDA Trade Union Workplace Inspection Safety Checklist (Members Only) (
  • BDA Handout - Rights to be Accompanied (Members Only) (
  • BDA Handout - Facility Time - Representative (Members Only) (
  • BDA Handout - Disability at Work (Members Only) (
  • BDA Handout - Agency Workers Regulations (Members Only) (
  • BDA Handout - Social Media (Members Only) (
  • Maternity Rights Check List(Members Only) (

 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) (