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Unions representing members across the economy have backed the FDA’s calls for a fully independent process to investigate bullying and harassment complaints in Parliament and the wider public sector.

10 September 2018
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The FDA has condemned the behaviour of former First Minister Alex Salmond, following his string of personal attacks against Scottish Government Permanent Secretary Leslie Evans.

31 August 2018
News
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"Mr Salmond's decision to attack the integrity of Scotland's most senior civil servant is no accident. He would be aware that his supporters would jump on this bandwagon," says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

30 August 2018
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Dave Penman, the general secretary of the FDA, which represents the UK’s senior civil servants, accused the former nationalist leader of “nasty, vindictive and deliberate” attacks on the integrity of Leslie Evans, the Scottish government’s permanent.

30 August 2018
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Alex Salmond has been accused of “nasty, vindictive” behaviour and undermining the civil service by Dave Penman, the union boss representing the Scottish Government’s most senior officials.

30 August 2018
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The FDA, PCS and Prospect have released a statement expressing confidence that "the Scottish Government will continue to take seriously and handle sensitively all complaints of harassment".

29 August 2018
FDA in the news

FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge speaks out against "fundamental flaws" of proposed bullying and harassment policy.

19 July 2018
Press release
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The FDA’s branch in the House of Commons agreed that we should not accept the new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure that has been developed by Andrea Leadsom.

18 July 2018
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The FDA said that MPs responsible for new House of Commons’ policy had "made a choice to protect the perpetrators of bullying, harassment and sexual harassment rather than protect the victims".

17 July 2018
FDA in the news
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman calls for the implementation of the new bullying and harassment policy, stating ““Andrea Leadsom’s proposals are being rushed through before recess and are yet to demonstrate that they will deliver on the promises made to victims of bullying and harassment in Parliament.”

17 July 2018
FDA in the news
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FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge appears live on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire programme to discuss the serious flaws of the new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure, namely that it does not deal with past cases.

17 July 2018
FDA in the news

The FDA urge Andrea Leadsom to pause the introduction of new bullying and harassment policy so that "fundamental details can be worked out."

13 July 2018
Press release
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Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge critiques the "decision to wipe the slate clean" apparent in the proposed new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure.

10 July 2018
FDA in the news
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Following the Parliamentary Committee on Standards’ decision not to investigate bullying allegations made against Speaker John Bercow, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman responded on BBC Newsnight.

17 May 2018
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Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge on our work to ensure all staff in Parliament feel safe and respected at work.

21 March 2018 | By Amy Leversidge
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The FDA has given cautious backing to a new inquiry into the bullying and harassment of parliamentary staff by MPs.

19 March 2018
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Commenting on the House of Commons Commission’s decision to announce an inquiry into the bullying of House staff, FDA union General Secretary Dave Penman said: “When it comes to the treatment of parliamentary staff, MPs have for too long been a law unto themselves...

19 March 2018
Press release

The FDA union is today calling on all the major political parties to show that they are serious about cracking down on the bullying and abuse of Parliamentary staff by backing a fully independent inquiry into the claims.

16 March 2018
Press release

In response to BBC Newsnight’s report on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said: “The FDA has previously called for radical reform in the House of Commons to protect staff and change the culture of bullying and harassment. Newsnight’s report illustrates just how pervasive this behaviour is...

09 March 2018
Press release

FDA Assistant General Secretary Naomi Cooke responds to the latest revisions to the Ministerial Code.

09 January 2018
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