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FDA members at this year’s Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) sent a clear message to those who seek to undermine the civil service for their own political agenda: stop attacking civil servants.

10 May 2019
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"I hope this letter marks a change of approach from the Prime Minister and that the civil servants she has heaped praise on today can rely on her to defend them in the future," says General Secretary Dave Penman.

15 April 2019
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General Secretary Dave Penman praised Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill's defence of civil servants, and stated that Theresa May should follow suit.

02 April 2019
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The FDA General Secretary said Northern Irish "civil servants, who have been left without political direction for more than two years now, could not and should not be expected to take decisions with such profound economic and security implications."

26 March 2019
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As the Northern Ireland Budget is pushed through Westminster, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman warns that over two years without a functioning executive has left the Northern Ireland Civil Service to “operate within an ambiguous framework”.

06 March 2019 | By Dave Penman
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General Secretary Dave Penman warns against a "race to the bottom" in public sector pay.

01 March 2019
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The FDA General Secretary describes an independent civil service as "vital for the health of democracy" in his column for New Statesman's The Staggers blog.

13 February 2019 | By Dave Penman
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The FDA General Secretary rebuffs political attacks on civil servants.

13 February 2019
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The General Secretary writes about a hundred years of FDA achievements.

08 February 2019
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FDA General Secretary Dave Penman responds to ERG Vice Chairman Mark Francois's attack on civil servants.

23 January 2019 | By Dave Penman
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Read FDA General Secretary Dave Penman’s latest column for Civil Service World, where he gives his verdict on the Cabinet Secretary and Civil Service Chief Exec’s latest PACAC appearance.

18 January 2019
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Dave Penman, general secretary of the FDA trade union which represents senior civil servants, claimed Salmond had "continually targeted" the Scottish Government Permanent Secretary.

09 January 2019
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Civil service union the FDA called for the case to be reopened. General secretary Dave Penman insisted the fall of the case was down to a “flaw” in the way it was conducted.

09 January 2019
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"Despite everything that’s been thrown at the civil service over the last few years, the data shows the public inherently trust it as a profession," says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

13 December 2018 | By Dave Penman
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"Diplomats are made, not born and the UK's interests are best served by a professional diplomatic service," says FDA General Secretary Dave Penman.

31 October 2018
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The FDA has criticised proposals to recruit UK ambassadors from the private sector after Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt suggested top diplomatic jobs could be opened up to business leaders after Brexit.

31 October 2018
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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.

26 October 2018 | By Dave Penman
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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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