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"I hope this letter marks a change of approach from the Prime Minister and that the civil servants she has heaped praise on today can rely on her to defend them in the future," says General Secretary Dave Penman.
"It is completely disingenuous of Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary of the Treasury, to dress this up as a way to 'stop large pay-outs for senior managers'," says General Secretary Dave Penman.
General Secretary Dave Penman praised Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill's defence of civil servants, and stated that Theresa May should follow suit.
Responding to a previous Tribune article, the General Secretary asks - and answers - the question: what are we to make of the recent "slew of anonymous civil servant revelations?"
The General Secretary rebukes accusations levelled against the civil service by Mark Francois, Lord Adonis and political commentators in his latest Civil Service World column.
The FDA General Secretary said Northern Irish "civil servants, who have been left without political direction for more than two years now, could not and should not be expected to take decisions with such profound economic and security implications."
“When 84% are unhappy with their pay, and 89% feel it compares badly with civil jobs of a similar level of responsibility, there is clearly something seriously wrong," says FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood.
The pay hikes were described by FDA National Officer Steven Littlewood as a "well overdue reward for long-serving staff, who have been trapped in the lower ends of pay range for years".
In his Civil Service World column, the General Secretary states that the union wants to explore with the Government "whether the whole of the civil service would benefit from a review body."
In her latest article for the House Magazine, FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge raises concerns that “nothing has changed” in the five months following Dame Laura Cox's damning report on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons.