FDA
The union for managers and professionals in public service
Home  >  News and media  >  Features  >  FDA Annual Conference 2024 catch up
Thursday 16 May 2024

FDA Annual Conference 2024 catch up

At this year's Annual Delegate Conference, we heard speeches from keynote speakers including FDA General Secretary Dave Penman and Former First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford. You can watch their full speeches below. 

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman opened his speech with criticism of the government’s “top down, evidence-free micromanagement” of the civil service and called on whoever forms the next government to “give the civil service the stability it craves”.



Former First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford focused his speech on the importance of a “sense of public service” to motivate good government and improving diversity in institutions like the civil service. 

Read our detailed report of all keynote speeches, which, in addition to Penman and Drakeford, feature Civil Service Chief Operating Officer Cat Little and NAHT General Secretary Paul Whiteman. 

10th Jun 2024
The FDA is calling on the Conservative and Labour parties to commit to end the use of civil servants to cost the policies of opposition parties for all future elections.
6th Jun 2024
The FDA’s legal challenge relating to the relationship of the Civil Service Code with the UK government’s Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 was heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday 6 June.
Find us
FDA, Centenary House, 93-95 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NL                      
Copyright © 2024 FDA