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General Secretary Dave Penman said the report had “upheld the complaints against Mr. Bercow, and also addressed his repeated assertions around conspiracy among the complainants”.

09 March 2022

Findings represent a clear rejection of the idea that there are different standards for ministers than for civil servants.

09 December 2021

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

23 September 2021

FDA National Officer for Scotland Allan Sampson described the announcement as a victory for "all those who have spoken out and fought to make it a better place to work"

22 June 2021

Equality Officer Victoria Jones explains why the FDA is asking members about their experience of workplace bullying, and how you can help the union to improve the processes that surround it.

20 April 2021 | By Victoria Jones

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman responds to the publication of the report of the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints.

23 March 2021

The FDA broadly supports the recommendations of Laura Dunlop QC’s review into the Scottish Government’s handling of harassment complaints but has called for a “fully independent process” to be implemented.

17 March 2021

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has given evidence to the Committee on Standards in Public Life, advising that the Ministerial Code “is not fit for purpose” when it comes to investigating bullying and harassment allegations.

10 March 2021
House of commons in the evening

FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge has given evidence to the House of Commons Standards Committee, as part of their inquiry into the Code of Conduct for MPs.

02 March 2021

General Secretary Dave Penman explains why the FDA has now begun the legal process which may ultimately result in a Judicial Review application, following the Prime Minister’s decision that the Home Secretary did not breach the Ministerial Code.

10 December 2020 | By Dave Penman

FDA calls for “an independent and transparent process where bullying and harassment allegations against ministers can be dealt with effectively, free from political interference.”

24 November 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 gives evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Committee on the Scottish Government’s Handling of Harassment Complaints.

01 September 2020

As Parliament rises for the summer, FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge reflects on the union’s final victory in its long-fought campaign, for an independent policy to tackle bullying and harassment in the House of Commons.

22 July 2020 | By Amy Leversidge

MPs have voted to establish a new independent process to deal with complaints of bullying and harassment – the culmination of years of campaigning from the FDA and others for change in Westminster.

25 June 2020

Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge responds to House of Commons debate on Independent Expert Panel.

23 June 2020
Press release

FDA General Secretary Dave Penman has announced the commencement of legal action from former Home Office Permanent Secretary Sir Philip Rutnam.

21 April 2020
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As we mark the end of Women’s History Month, FDA Executive Committee member Margaret Haig reflects on this year’s TUC Women’s Conference, and shares her speech on the FDA’s motion on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons.

30 March 2020 | By Margaret Haig

This HeartUnions Week, we’re joining the TUC’s call to end harassment at work and celebrating the work of FDA rep Djuna Thurley, who has played a leading role in campaigning for an independent bullying and harassment policy in the House of Commons.

10 February 2020
House of commons in the evening

Marking a year since Dame Laura Cox published her report into the Bullying and Harassment of House of Commons staff, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for all candidates to be Speaker to “confront the vested interests that created the problem in the first place".

15 October 2019
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