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As your professional body and trade union, the BDA is here to represent and support you throughout your working life.

If you ever have to face a problem at work related to restructuring or redundancy, disciplinary, sickness, grievance, workload or discrimination, our dedicated team of union experts will be on hand to provide free advice and support. They will also support you through any follow up which may include representation and attendance at legal hearings. 

Trade Union News

See the latest Trade Union News Items and Updates from BDA members and Trade Union Representatives.


The BDA trade union is made up of our network of local BDA trade union reps. They are trained and supported by our expert union officers to represent their colleagues in the workplace. In most cases they will be your first point of contact if you have an issue.

BDA Legal

BDA Legal provides a range of legal services to BDA members and their families, including personal injury and employment law claims, free simple wills, conveyancing, as well as a free advice line that can cover any legal issue.


As Trade Unionists we recognise the vital role we play in ensuring equality and representation in the workplace and in society as a whole.

TU Campaigns

The BDA Trade Union campaigns on the issues that matter most to our members. Investment in health, pay, terms & conditions, food poverty, and more.

Your Trade Union Team

Your BDA Trade Union Team ensures that your interests are looked after in the workplace and wider society.


Contact Us

If you have a new issue, please get in touch with your local TU representative in your department or trust in the first instance. If you do not have a rep, please contact us on 0121 200 8080 or email