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Responding to the Cabinet Office's pay remit guidance, the FDA General Secretary argued "long-term uncompetitive pay levels only threaten the government’s ability to deliver Brexit and essential public services."
The campaign demands a properly resourced Crown Prosecution Service; no more legal aid cuts; investment in digital disclosure; and competitive pay and fees.
The FDA's Manifesto is endorsed by the Bar Council and the Law Society.
“While disclosure has become more time consuming since 2010, the budget of the CPS has fallen by 25% in the same period,” the Manifesto explains.
"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."
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