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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 latest FDA Working Hours Survey found an overwhelming majority of respondents wanted to continue to have the option to work from home, with a preference for a more flexible approach to home working if it was no longer the default.

14 January 2021

General Secretary Dave Penman has defended the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish government against what he describes as a “media campaign, egged on by rent-a-quote politicians, which is aimed at hounding Ms Evans out of her role”.

13 January 2021

The FDA has welcomed the decision by Ofsted to move to remote inspections until after the February half term.

12 January 2021

95% voted to support the action and to progress the FDA’s long-running ‘Equal value, equal worth’ campaign for pay parity between COPFS and equivalent roles in the Scottish Government.

23 December 2020

FDA National Officer Jawad Raza has said as full return to the hybrid parliament “is simply the common sense thing to do” given the current situation in London, which has now entered into Tier 4.

22 December 2020

The FDA has branded the government’s decision to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants as “absolutely illogical” and has criticised ministers for making the announcement without producing any proposals for what will replace it.

18 December 2020

The FDA has launched a legal challenge against the imposition by the government of a £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments. The union is seeking, via a Judicial Review, to challenge the government’s 2020 regulations restricting exit payments.

08 December 2020

The FDA has launched an indicative ballot of members working in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on possible industrial action over pay.

03 December 2020

The FDA has given evidence as part of a legal challenge regarding high-profile government appointments being made without an open and fair selection process.

26 November 2020

General Secretary Dave Penman has said the public sector pay ‘pause’ “shows just how little the government values” the hard work of civil servants.

25 November 2020

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