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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.
 
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has accused the Conservative Co-Chair of pandering to the party faithful.

07 October 2021
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said the IEP report “could not paint a clearer picture of sustained, inappropriate conduct”

23 September 2021
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FDA Cymru|Wales is calling for a truly independent process to deal with complaints about the conduct of Members of the Senedd.

20 September 2021
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FDA President Vicky Johnson calls for “immediate, no strings attached financial support” to support our cultural sector

13 September 2021
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Equality Officer Victoria Jones has written to the Cabinet Office calling on Civil Service HR to work with the FDA to create a pregnancy loss policy that would empower managers to grant paid time off – for both parents – following a miscarriage.

27 August 2021
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In a letter to General Secretary Dave Penman, Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove praised the “hard work, diligence and selflessness” of civil servants and accepted that there are “benefits” to home working.

18 August 2021
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The FDA has called for the Minister for the Cabinet Office to publicly distance the government from a series of anonymous briefings in the press, in which ministers attacked civil servants for working from home and threatening to cut their pay.

10 August 2021
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The FDA has voiced concerns that courts can open for longer under ‘temporary operating hours’.

28 July 2021
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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
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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
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