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After a different interpretation of policy led to dismissal for gross misconduct, a member tells Laura Gilbert how the FDA’s support enabled him to overcome anxiety and move forward with a six figure settlement.

15 January 2020 | By Laura Gilbert

Department for Transport Permanent Secretary and Civil Service Social Mobility Champion Bernadette Kelly tells us about the complexities of preparing for Brexit, championing flexible working and the importance of giving staff “recovery time”.

09 January 2020 | By Laura Gilbert

After workload pressures put her health at risk, an FDA member tells Tommy Newell how her union’s “additional expertise and care” helped her to navigate through a complicated recovery process.

02 January 2020 | By Tommy Newell

Home Office Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam reflects on what has been achieved since he took on the role of Civil Service Disability Champion.

18 December 2019 | By Philip Rutnam

This Disability History Month, Disability Champion Kris Barnfield discusses his experience of having dyslexia in the workplace and his commitment to making to helping disabled staff in the Ministry of Justice.

05 December 2019 | By Kris Barnfield
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This Young Workers Month, FDA Executive Committee member Vishal Wilde looks at the problems facing young workers, and what can be achieved by joining a trade union.

29 November 2019 | By Vishal Wilde

This Trans Awareness Week, Steph Calvert shares her experiences and explains the work she does as Vice Chair of a:gender, the cross-government support network for trans, intersex and non-binary people.

13 November 2019 | By Steph Calvert

This Stress Awareness Week, we look at how FDA health and safety rep Helen Wheatley managed to help change CPS stress policy to better protect her colleagues' wellbeing.

12 November 2019

Laura Gilbert speaks to three senior public servants about the work they’ve done to tackle discrimination in the civil service and the NHS, and what needs to be done to help achieve true representation at the top.

25 October 2019

On a fixed-term contract? Read the FDA's guide and find out about your rights at work.

18 October 2019

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