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In the week of Global Pride, FDA Assistant General Secretary Lucille Thirlby discusses her own experience of the marches and parades - and outlines why it’s so important to celebrate it.

26 June 2020
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The FDA has launched a survey for members and non-members with caring responsibilities to help shape our work.

09 June 2020 | By Victoria Jones and Santosh Bhabra
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FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones on why we still need to talk about pay.

29 May 2020 | By Victoria Jones
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FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones shares advice on the rising issue of domestic abuse.

05 May 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
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FDA Vice President Vicky Johnson on why she feels helping women to reach leadership roles – and ‘pulling somebody else up who’s behind you’ – is so important.

31 January 2020 | By Vicky Johnson
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Home Office Permanent Secretary Philip Rutnam reflects on what has been achieved since he took on the role of Civil Service Disability Champion.

18 December 2019 | By Philip Rutnam
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This Disability History Month, Disability Champion Kris Barnfield discusses his experience of having dyslexia in the workplace and his commitment to making to helping disabled staff in the Ministry of Justice.

05 December 2019 | By Kris Barnfield
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Today marks the start of Disability History Month, with the theme this year focusing on leadership, resistance and culture. For the FDA, this is a great opportunity for us to consider the impact we’re having on behalf of our members.

22 November 2019 | By Victoria Jones
News

Laura Gilbert speaks to three senior public servants about the work they’ve done to tackle discrimination in the civil service and the NHS, and what needs to be done to help achieve true representation at the top.

25 October 2019
Feature
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Watch live online from 7.00pm, Thursday 26 September.

18 September 2019
News
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Delegates from across the trade union movement voted in favour of the FDA's motion at TUC Congress.

10 September 2019
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Responding to reports of a SpAd gender pay gap, FDA General Secretary underscored the responsibility for this group's diversity and salary levels rests with the Prime Minister.

27 August 2019
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under Secretary Sir Simon McDonald speaks to Tommy Newell about socio-economics, delivering Brexit and why “impartiality is vital to all civil servants, including diplomats”.

15 August 2019 | By Tommy Newell
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FDA members past and present talk about how they helped LGBT+ people in their workplaces.

28 June 2019
Feature
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This year’s Wendy Jones Award has been presented to MoJ rep Barry Snelgrove for making both the FDA and the civil service more LGBT+ inclusive.

03 June 2019
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On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Equality Officer Jane Cockram calls on civil service leaders to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination and harassment.

17 May 2019 | By Jane Cockram
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Members are invited to take part in the FDA LGBT+ Network's upcoming meeting.

10 May 2019
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Prior to her appointment as head civil servant at DExEU, Defra Permanent Secretary Clare Moriarty spoke to Tommy Newell about Brexit’s impact and proudly wearing her red shoelaces.

15 April 2019 | By Tommy Newell
Interview

In the fourth instalment of our International Women's Day blog series, FDA member Mark Holmes writes about Shared Parental Leave, workplace pregnancy and maternity discrimination, and the importance of flexible working.

28 March 2019 | By Mark Holmes
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