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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

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

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

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
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18 September 2019

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

10 September 2019

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

FDA members past and present talk about how they helped LGBT+ people in their workplaces.

28 June 2019

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

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

Members are invited to take part in the FDA LGBT+ Network's upcoming meeting.

10 May 2019

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

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

In the third instalment of our International Women's Day blog series, Michelle Wyer writes about mentoring women and founding networks.

22 March 2019 | By Michelle Wyer

In the second instalment of our International Women's Day blog series, FDA rep Greig Walker tells us about the Scottish Government's Equally Safe strategy.

15 March 2019 | By Greig Walker

On International Women's Day, FDA member Claire Wiggins explains how her day job at HMPPS supports women by focussing on their specific needs.

08 March 2019 | By Claire Wiggins

FDA Ministry of Justice rep Barry Snelgrove describes his journey from closeted gay man to LGBT+ activist.

27 February 2019 | By Barry Snelgrove

FDA member Caoilfhionn Toner writes about taking an FDA motion to the TUC LGBT+ Conference, the launch of the union's LGBT+ survey and the relaunch of our LGBT+ Network.

18 February 2019 | By Caoilfhionn Toner

ARC President Paula Houghton describes her experience of chairing the Women into Leadership Cardiff conference.

13 February 2019 | By Paula Houghton
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