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Recent media coverage of the FDA union's work on behalf of its members in public service.

Marking a year since Dame Laura Cox published her report into the Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons staff, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for all candidates to be Speaker to “confront the vested interests that created the problem in the first place".

15 October 2019

"Fast Stream pay is not an adjunct or optional extra. Our members are civil servants and should be treated fairly."

23 September 2019 | By FDA Fast Stream Section

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to confirm no civil servant will be asked to “breach their obligation under the civil service code”.

12 September 2019

The department has offered staff an average consolidated pay rise of 7.5%.

05 September 2019

FDA Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby has written to Rupert McNeil – the Government Chief People Officer – to ask a new pension policy be extended to senior civil servants.

27 August 2019

Responding to Sajid Javid's recent letter to Sir Jon Thompson, ARC reminds the new Chancellor that departmental civil servants have " been putting a number of options forward for Brexit planning over the past three years."

02 August 2019
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The FDA General Secretary also reminded Boris Johnson that he will be accountable for “any failure of any policy”.

26 July 2019
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The FDA-commissioned report features essays from individuals across the political spectrum.

10 July 2019

As well as being quoted on the cover of the Times and writing an opinion piece for Red Box this week, General Secretary Dave Penman has also appeared on Talk Radio defending civil servants.

05 July 2019

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