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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has criticised Education Secretary Gillian Keegan’s refusal to retract comments made last month that she “would probably have punched” Ofsted inspectors involved in a school inspection.
5th Apr 2024

FDA member Pru Orridge shares her feelings after receiving an MBE and how the FDA supported her great work.
28th Mar 2024
On 23 and 24 March, FDA delegates attended the 2024 TUC Young Workers’ Conference, held at Congress House in London.
25th Mar 2024
The FDA was pleased to host a panel of the UK’s leading tax experts to discuss the findings of our landmark report, which suggests targeted investment in HMRC could deliver an additional £11.3bn for the treasury.
20th Mar 2024


8th Mar 2024
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.
1st Feb 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.
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