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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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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has condemned “completely unacceptable” personal attacks on the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards – “a public servant who cannot answer back”

04 November 2021

General Secretary Dave Penman welcomed the “comprehensive report”, which details “where urgent action is needed to restore public faith”

01 November 2021
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has accused the Conservative Co-Chair of pandering to the party faithful.

07 October 2021

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has responded to concerns raised by Lady Heywood that the Greensill inquiry will “dump the blame" on her late husband.

01 July 2021

General Secretary Dave Penman has responded to decision of the courts to grant a full hearing.

27 April 2021

General Secretary Dave Penman has responded to press reports regarding the costs of support for civil service witnesses to the Salmond inquiry.

18 January 2021

The FDA has welcomed the decision by Ofsted to move to remote inspections until after the February half term.

12 January 2021

95% voted to support the action and to progress the FDA’s long-running ‘Equal value, equal worth’ campaign for pay parity between COPFS and equivalent roles in the Scottish Government.

23 December 2020

The FDA has branded the government’s decision to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants as “absolutely illogical” and has criticised ministers for making the announcement without producing any proposals for what will replace it.

18 December 2020

The FDA has launched a legal challenge against the imposition by the government of a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments. The union is seeking, via a Judicial Review, to challenge the government’s 2020 regulations restricting exit payments.

08 December 2020

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