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Recent media coverage of the FDA union's work on behalf of its members in public service.
 
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“It’s time for the government and, in particular, the prime minister to finally stand up to defend civil servants against this kind of toxic abuse,” says FDA National Officer Jawad Raza.

12 October 2018
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman warns the left and right against undermining the civil service's guiding principles of impartiality, integrity and professionalism.

04 October 2018 | By Dave Penman
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"Mr Salmond's decision to attack the integrity of Scotland's most senior civil servant is no accident. He would be aware that his supporters would jump on this bandwagon," says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

30 August 2018
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Dave Penman, the general secretary of the FDA, which represents the UK’s senior civil servants, accused the former nationalist leader of “nasty, vindictive and deliberate” attacks on the integrity of Leslie Evans, the Scottish government’s permanent.

30 August 2018
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Alex Salmond has been accused of “nasty, vindictive” behaviour and undermining the civil service by Dave Penman, the union boss representing the Scottish Government’s most senior officials.

30 August 2018
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman slams Alex Salmond's "nasty, vindictive" attacks on Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government Leslie Evans.

30 August 2018 | By Dave Penman
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The FDA, PCS and Prospect have released a statement expressing confidence that "the Scottish Government will continue to take seriously and handle sensitively all complaints of harassment".

29 August 2018
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The FDA has called on David Lidington to champion fair and equal pay in Whitehall following the release of official statistics revealing that the gender pay gap for senior civil servants widened in the year to March 2018.

14 August 2018
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Unions are seeking a judicial review over the government’s failure to consult on pay.

08 August 2018
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Dave Penman FDA trade union boss believes that reporting on senior civil servants' salary demonstrates prejudice and ignorance.

23 July 2018
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman speaks to Civil Service World to defend bonus payments to senior civil servants.

23 July 2018
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We need a policy for bullying and harassment in the House of Commons that is truly independent and puts staff first says Amy Leversidge.

20 July 2018
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The FDA said that MPs responsible for new House of Commons’ policy had "made a choice to protect the perpetrators of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment rather than protect the victims".

17 July 2018
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for the implementation of the new bullying and harassment policy, stating ““Andrea Leadsom’s proposals are being rushed through before recess and are yet to demonstrate that they will deliver on the promises made to victims of bullying and harassment in Parliament.”

17 July 2018
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FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge appears live on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to discuss the serious flaws of the new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure, namely that it does not deal with past cases.

17 July 2018
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Dave Penman of the FDA called for the process of finalising the new code of conduct for MPs to be delayed

17 July 2018
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman voices concerns about the proposed new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure ahead of its vote.

13 July 2018 | By Dave Penman
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Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge critiques the "decision to wipe the slate clean" apparent in the proposed new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure.

10 July 2018
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General Secretary of the FDA union, Dave Penman, on how indecision amongst UK politicians is tying their hands in Brexit negotiations

31 May 2018
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When looking at the causes of the Windrush scandal, FDA secretary Dave Penman suggests Amber Rudd should "consider the political strategy and rhetoric adopted by her government over many years, rather than suggesting it is individual civil servants who have lost their focus."

19 April 2018
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