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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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The FDA, with the other unions representing staff in the National Museum of Wales and National Library of Wales, has written to the leaders of the major political parties in the Senedd.

21 October 2020

The FDA, jointly with Prospect, has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for a return to full hybrid arrangements in the House of Commons.

19 October 2020

The FDA has requested a meeting with the Secretary State at Defra after members rejected the department's pay offer.

12 October 2020

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for urgent decision on investigation into bullying allegations against the Home Secretary.

06 October 2020

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has described it as “extraordinary” and “astonishing” that the First and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland have failed to appoint a new head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

24 September 2020
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Jules Goodlet-Rowley has been named as the winner of this year’s Wendy Jones Award after being nominated by the FDA’s Scottish Government branch for her work on mental health.

18 September 2020

11 organisations that represent staff in PHE have written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, calling for “an open and transparent consultation process on the transition to NIHP marked by a commitment to collaborate with trades unions and professional associations”.

15 September 2020

Responding to reports that Sir Jonathan Jones had resigned as Permanent Secretary of the Government Legal Department and Treasury Solicitor, the FDA General Secretary stressed that “civil servants, like ministers, have an obligation to uphold the rule of law”.

09 September 2020

FDA General Secretary gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Committee on the Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints.

01 September 2020

The FDA General Secretary has condemned the government for throwing civil service leaders “under a bus without a moment’s hesitation”, following the announcement that Jonathan Slater would be standing down as DfE Permanent Secretary.

27 August 2020

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