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Catch up on the keynote speeches from Dave Penman and Mark Drakeford from this year's Annual Delegate Conference

16 May 2024
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At this year's FDA Annual Delegate Conference attendees heard from keynote speakers Dave Penman, Cat Little, Mark Drakeford and Paul Whiteman.

10 May 2024

Civil servants should never be left in a position where they are conflicted between the instructions of ministers and adhering to the Civil Service Code, yet that is exactly what the government has chosen to do. FDA General Secretary Dave Penman explains why the FDA's only option is to ask for a court to decide on the issue.

01 May 2024 | By Dave Penman

In 1958, the Council of Women Civil Servants dissolved itself, believing its objectives were met. Sixty years later, the FDA’s five surviving female presidents met to discuss the challenges still facing women in senior roles and to reflect on their time leading the union.

08 March 2024

Learn more about Ian Buist's campaign to reform the vetting system and abolish a ban on gay and lesbian staff serving in the Diplomatic Service.

01 February 2024 | By Craig Ryan

Dave Penman on how the FDA can remain politically neutral while helping to shape the future political landscape – and how members’ views are vital.

21 November 2023 | By Dave Penman

Wales TUC General Secretary Shavanah Taj on increasing diversity and representation, tackling sexual harassment and lessons from the Wales social partnership model.

21 November 2023 | By Tom Nathan

Scott Dobson reports on the FDA's historic win on Fast Stream pay.

20 November 2023 | By Scott Dobson

Director of the UK Parliament’s Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, Thea Walton, talks to Tommy Newell.

20 November 2023 | By Tommy Newell
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Following the publication in April of the government’s Pay Remit Guidance for 2023/24, the FDA announced plans for a ballot on national industrial action on pay for the first time in 40 years.

24 July 2023

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FDA judicial review of the the Safety of Rwanda Act

The FDA has submitted an application for judicial review relating to the relationship of the Civil Service Code with the UK government’s Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024.

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