Tuesday afternoon saw FDA general secretary Dave Penman elected onto the TUC general council, replacing outgoing general secretary Jonathan Baume.
FDA delegate and Executive Committee member Sue Gethin
FDA vice president Sue Gethin spoke on Tuesday morning to remit the FDA's amendment to a motion on women being hit hardest by cuts to jobs, pay pensions and public services. The motion had been amended to include reference to senior women managers, which Gethin said "enhanced the motion". Expressing disappointment that "Gus O'Donnell's job was filled by three men", Gethin asked Congress to accept "the spirit of the amendment".