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Dave Penman updates members on the result of our application for Judicial Review of the civil service pay guidance consultation and the "shambles" of this year’s pay round.
The FDA, PCS and Prospect have succeeded in getting courts to give urgent consideration to their challenge to the Treasury’s pay guidance for departments that is set to award civil servants the lowest pay increase of all public sector employees.
FDA members in the MOJ have voted against a pay deal that could see individuals face worse working conditions and real-term pay cuts.
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.
FDA Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge speaks out against "fundamental flaws" of proposed bullying and harassment policy.
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".
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.”
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.
Alongside PCS and Prospect, the FDA has warned the Minister for the Cabinet Office to withdraw the civil service pay guidance or face legal action.
The FDA has, alongside PCS and Prospect, instructed our lawyers to write to the Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington to request that the Government withdraws the civil service pay guidance and undertakes a process of appropriate consultation.
The FDA urge Andrea Leadsom to pause the introduction of new bullying and harassment policy so that "fundamental details can be worked out."
Following their meeting with David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office, the General Secretaries of PCS, FDA and Prospect have issued a joint statement on civil service pay for 2018/19.
Assistant General Secretary Amy Leversidge critiques the "decision to wipe the slate clean" apparent in the proposed new Independent Complaints and Grievance Procedure.
FDA Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby responds to the release of the civil service pay guidance.
With the pay cap finally being lifted, the FDA will be pressing ministers to ensure civil servants don’t get left behind, says General Secretary Dave Penman.
The Government has agreed to conduct a formal review of SCS pay, after the SSRB called for a “full overhaul” of the current system.
Research funded by the FDA and other members of the Unions 21 organisation has shown that falling trade union membership has had a detrimental effect on the economy. Alice Martin explains.