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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman warns that the Government's blunt approach hurts civil servants, teachers, police officers, fire fighters, doctors, paramedics and other public servants.
FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge responds to the Fawcett Society’s report, Sexual Harassment in Parliament: Protecting MPs, Peers, volunteers and staff.
“The Treasury approach, yet again, seeks to crack a nut with a sledgehammer," says Lucille Thirlby.
“Mark Francois is clearly incapable of understanding that civil servants can act impartially, regardless of their personal views, because he is incapable of such action himself," says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.
“If ministers are serious about addressing the weaknesses identified in the report, root and branch reform of pay structures is essential" says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.
FDA General Secretary Dave Penman describes the decision to set aside the investigation into former First Minister Alex Salmond as "hugely regrettable."
FDA National Officer Allan Sampson responds to the announcement of the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy.
"We believe the Committee could and should have gone further creating full independence of decision making immediately.," says Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.
results show 68% of respondents believe their departments’ effectiveness “is negatively impacted by our workload and additional working hours”, while 82% believe working excess hours has adversely affected their wellbeing.
FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge responds to the announcement that Gemma White QC has been appointed to conduct an independent inquiry into the bullying and harassment of MPs’ parliamentary staff.