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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
Feature

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
Feature

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
Feature

This International Women's Day, we celebrate "one of the most remarkable women in civil service history".

07 March 2019 | By Craig Ryan
Feature
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FDA Ministry of Justice rep Barry Snelgrove describes his journey from closeted gay man to LGBT+ activist.

27 February 2019 | By Barry Snelgrove
Analysis/comment

The story of how one FDA member made union history.

26 February 2019 | By Craig Ryan
Feature

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

13 February 2019 | By Paula Houghton
Analysis/comment

One FDA member tells Tommy Newell how the union became her “only refuge” at a troubling time and helped get her working life back on track.

30 January 2019 | By Tommy Newell
Feature
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The Defra Permanent Secretary speaks about "positioning yourself as a leader" at our London Women into Leadership conference.

25 January 2019 | By Clare Moriarty
Feature

Former Executive Committee member Peter Green shares key messages from the Cardiff conference.

16 January 2019 | By Peter Green
Feature

"There is clearly an urgent need for the rights of disabled people in the UK to be protected." FDA Executive Committee member David Chrimes explains how his TUC motion seeks to change UK law.

03 December 2018 | By David Chrimes
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Being fairly paid for the work you do isn’t a big ask, but the civil service is failing many by falling short of this basic requirement, says FDA National Officer Victoria Taylor.

09 November 2018 | By Victoria Taylor
News

Commenting on the House of Commons Commission’s decision to announce an inquiry into the bullying of House staff, FDA union General Secretary Dave Penman said: “When it comes to the treatment of parliamentary staff, MPs have for too long been a law unto themselves...

19 March 2018
Press release

The FDA union is today calling on all the major political parties to show that they are serious about cracking down on the bullying and abuse of Parliamentary staff by backing a fully independent inquiry into the claims.

16 March 2018
Press release

In response to BBC Newsnight’s report on bullying and harassment in the House of Commons, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman said: “The FDA has previously called for radical reform in the House of Commons to protect staff and change the culture of bullying and harassment. Newsnight’s report illustrates just how pervasive this behaviour is...

09 March 2018
Press release
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When Rupert McNeil left the private sector to lead civil service HR two years ago, he hadn’t banked on Brexit. But he’s determined that it won’t halt progress on skills, performance management, industrial relations and diversity. Matt Ross meets him.

10 January 2018 | By Matt Ross
Interview

The civil service has made great strides towards being an inclusive employer, but too many colleagues still find their sexual orientation or gender identity a barrier to success at work, writes Sue Owen.

05 January 2018 | By Sue Owen
Analysis/comment

Zohra Francis, FDA Equality and Diversity Officer, comments on the Civil Service's new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

16 October 2017
Press release
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