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Having just passed the milestone of 10 years since he was first elected as General Secretary of the FDA, Dave Penman reflects on that time and where the union now stands as we face an increasingly uncertain future.
20th Jun 2022
Catch up on speeches from FDA General Secretary Dave Penman, First Civil Service Commissioner Gisela Stuart, and ITV Deputy Political Editor Anushka Asthana
25th May 2022
Plans to cut 1 in 5 jobs via a headline in the Daily Mail is more akin to the practices of P&O Ferries than it should be a modern public service organisation, writes FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.
17th May 2022| By Dave Penman
General Secretary Dave Penman has said ministers’ “obsession with ending flexible working and micro-managing the civil service increasingly just looks vindictive”, after Jacob Rees-Mogg called for an end to civil servants working from home.
20th Apr 2022

Judicial review of the Home Secretary's breach of the Ministerial Code

Our application for Judicial Review was heard before Lord Justice Lewis and Mrs Justice Steyn over two days on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 November.


Bullying in the workplace: An FDA report

Bullying is undoubtedly one of the most common issues we support FDA members with. Over a number of months, we’ve worked together to gather data and speak to members about their experiences.

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