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The latest press statements issued by the FDA union. 
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FDA National Officer Allan Sampson responds to the announcement of the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy.

12 December 2018
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"We believe the Committee could and should have gone further creating full independence of decision making immediately.," says Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.

10 December 2018
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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.

06 December 2018
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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.

06 November 2018
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On 24 October, the Commission voted to implement the recommendations from Dame Laura report.

24 October 2018
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“Any delay in agreeing the recommendations in full will be seen by staff for what it is, a tactic to allow MPs to get away with implementing a watered-down version later," says FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.

24 October 2018
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The union demands the Government to fund a pay rise for Crown prosecutors in light of the recommendation on judges’ pay by the Senior Salaries Review Body.

12 October 2018
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"Civil servants should be trusted with implementing policy and they must be trusted with the information needed to do so - not forced to scrounge facts from National Audit Office reports," says FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge.

11 October 2018
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“While we welcome the in-year budget increase, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf must ensure this comes as part of a sustained, long-term commitment to adequately resource the COPFS and isn’t simply a flash in the pan," says FDA President Fiona Eadie.

02 October 2018
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The FDA, Prospect and PCS - unions representing more than 200,000 civil servants - have today jointly launched legal proceedings, seeking Judicial Review of the Government’s consultation over the 2018 civil service pay guidance.

08 August 2018
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