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Responding to the publication of the report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones said there was still much to be done to tackle racial discrimination in the workplace

31 March 2021

FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones on the FDA’s work with departmental or cross-government staff networks.

22 March 2021 | By Victoria Jones

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate our first ever virtual Women into Leadership event.

08 March 2021

In 2020, the FDA surveyed its carer members to learn what’s important to them and how their union can help. Equality Officer Victoria Jones shares the results, recommendations and what happens next.

03 March 2021
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During this LGBT History Month, we look at the work of two FDA members and visible ambassadors for LGBT public servants.

17 February 2021
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The 2021 TUC Equality Conferences will be held online only this year, with all FDA members able to register to attend.

05 February 2021

The FDA has branded the government’s decision to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants as “absolutely illogical” and has criticised ministers for making the announcement without producing any proposals for what will replace it.

18 December 2020

David Lammy MP, the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, has joined FDA General Secretary Dave Penman and Hauwa Shehu, Chair of the CPS Staff Muslim Network for a discussion to mark Black History Month.

27 October 2020
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Jules Goodlet-Rowley has been named as the winner of this year’s Wendy Jones Award after being nominated by the FDA’s Scottish Government branch for her work on mental health.

18 September 2020

Equality Officer Victoria Jones highlights significant diversity figures from the recently-published civil service statistics.

03 September 2020

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

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

FDA Equality Officer Victoria Jones on why we still need to talk about pay.

29 May 2020 | By Victoria Jones

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

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

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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