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The FDA’s Wendy Jones Equality Award and the Impact Award are presented each year at the union’s Annual Delegate Conference. Tommy Newell and Tom Nathan share details of this year’s winners and their work.

24 July 2023
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The FDA’s Procurator Fiscal Society has joined with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the Scottish TUC and PCS, to sign the Dying to Work Charter.

25 March 2022
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Secretary of the FDA’s Procurators Fiscal Section Fiona Eadie reflects on the historic pay deal achieved for members in COPFS and the success of the ‘Equal Value, Equal Worth’ campaign.

10 August 2021 | By Fiona Eadie

The FDA has received a pay offer from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service to settle the long-running ‘Equal value, equal worth’ campaign for pay parity with the Scottish Government.

24 March 2021

95% voted to support the action and to progress the FDA’s long-running ‘Equal value, equal worth’ campaign for pay parity between COPFS and equivalent roles in the Scottish Government.

23 December 2020

The FDA has launched an indicative ballot of members working in the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service on possible industrial action over pay.

03 December 2020
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FDA rep Claire Bottomley tells Kay Hender how her own experience helped her to learn the importance of prioritising wellbeing, and the changes she helped bring to her department.

01 December 2020 | By Kay Hender

The FDA has welcomed steps to restrict physical court hearings but more needs to be done to protect all those attending courts amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

27 March 2020

The union warns tensions around COPFS pay may soon "come to a head", as the FDA's pay campaign gathers momentum.

06 January 2020

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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"While we welcome the in-year budget increase, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance must ensure this comes as part of a sustained, long-term commitment to adequately resource the COPFS," says FDA President Fiona Eadie.

02 October 2018

The Procurators Fiscal Society of the FDA union alleged Scottish ministers value their work – including dealing with child sex abuse victims and some of the country’s most violent offenders – less than that of government lawyers.

01 October 2018

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee took evidence on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), amid concerns over whether the department has the right resources to meet the increasing workloads and demands of the Service.

18 November 2016
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