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The latest news stories and updates produced by the FDA team, detailing the union's work on behalf of its members.

The FDA has welcomed the Senior Salaries Review Body’s 43rd Report, published on 21 July 2021, and it’s call for “a step change in urgency”.

22 July 2021

Members of Parliament who ignore the Speaker’s advice to wear face coverings are willingly putting parliamentary staff at risk and will be named and shamed by the FDA.

14 July 2021

FDA National Officer Jawad Raza has criticised the plan for the Chamber to return to full capacity next week, describing it as a “political stunt, which shows scant regard for the wellbeing of Parliamentary staff”.

13 July 2021

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has responded to concerns raised by Lady Heywood that the Greensill inquiry will “dump the blame" on her late husband.

01 July 2021

Esther Wallington joined a panel discussion with Dave Penman to take members’ questions and discuss the future work of the department, covering returning to workplaces and increased flexible working.

30 June 2021

Dave Penman’s current term of office ends on 6 December 2021 and the FDA has to complete the process of election of the FDA General Secretary.

23 June 2021

FDA National Officer for Scotland Allan Sampson described the announcement as a victory for "all those who have spoken out and fought to make it a better place to work"

22 June 2021

New Statesman Political Editor Stephen Bush and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government (IfG) Dr Catherine Haddon spoke about the relationship between civil servants and ministers at a recent FDA event run exclusively for Fast Stream members.

17 June 2021
Declaration on government reform555

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has welcomed the “tone of collaboration” in the Declaration on Government Reform, published today, but warned that the “devil may very well be in the detail”.

15 June 2021

Shola has been recognised for her fantastic work championing learning opportunities for BAME civil servants.

18 May 2021

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