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As we mark the end of Women’s History Month, FDA Executive Committee member Margaret Haig reflects on this year’s TUC Women’s Conference, and shares her speech on the FDA’s motion on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons.

30 March 2020 | By Margaret Haig

The government has released its definition of the parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response. Every critical role will need support from those not obviously on the frontline, which is likely to be the case for a number of FDA members.

20 March 2020 | By Dave Penman

General Secretary Dave Penman outlines the FDA's response to the Coronavirus public health emergency.

18 March 2020 | By Dave Penman

FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones outlines the results of the union’s recent survey of disabled members, and how the FDA will be addressing the concerns raised.

16 March 2020 | By Victoria Jones

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 2020 | By Craig Ryan

FDA members, and all civil servants, must have confidence that when they raise a complaint against some of the most powerful people in the country, it will be dealt with fairly, writes General Secretary Dave Penman.

05 March 2020 | By Dave Penman

The FDA has too often been a lone voice defending civil servants and the start to 2020 is proving no different. General Secretary Dave Penman explains why he will never stop speaking out on behalf of members, and why all public servants deserve to be treated with respect.

18 February 2020 | By Dave Penman

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.

17 February 2020 | By Craig Ryan

Members in the House of Commons have been celebrating a huge win, as the House Commission has backed our proposals for a Parliamentary Tribunal to determine bullying and harassment complaints against MPs. Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge reflects on the long campaign to achieve this.

14 February 2020 | By Amy Leversidge

FDA Vice President Vicky Johnson on why she feels helping women to reach leadership roles – and ‘pulling somebody else up who’s behind you’ – is so important.

31 January 2020 | By Vicky Johnson

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