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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

At his fourth party conference of the season, FDA General Secretary Dave Penman spoke about the need for civil service impartiality with Deputy First Minister John Swinney, Territorial Politics professor Nicola McEwen and columnist Kenny Farquharson.

16 October 2019

The First Minister of Scotland's essay for the Smith Institute's report on impartiality.

09 September 2019 | By Nicola Sturgeon

Last week, we had the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the FDA with an event at the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.

14 June 2019

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
FDA in the news

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
FDA in the news

Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy 2019-20 “doesn’t truly value” the work of FDA members, says Allan Sampson.

18 December 2018

“The split nature of this pay policy sends a message that the Scottish Government doesn’t truly value the vital work carried out by our members in Scotland,” says FDA National Officer Allan Sampson.

13 December 2018
FDA in the news

FDA National Officer Allan Sampson responds to the announcement of the Scottish Government’s public sector pay policy.

12 December 2018
Press release

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek MacKay has signed a union agreement committing to the application of Fair Work principles across Scottish Government and associated bodies.

13 November 2018

“While we welcome the in-year budget increase, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf must ensure this comes as part of a sustained, long-term commitment to adequately resource the COPFS and isn’t simply a flash in the pan," says FDA President Fiona Eadie.

02 October 2018
Press release

FDA Rep Lisa McGuinness has been recognised by the STUC for her outstanding commitment and contribution to the union learning movement.

17 April 2018

FDA National Officer for Scotland Allan Sampson responds to the Scottish Budget.

14 December 2017
Press release

FDA National Officer for Scotland Allan Sampson comments ahead of the Scottish Budget.

13 December 2017
Press release

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee took evidence on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), amid concerns over whether the department has the right resources to meet the increasing workloads and demands of the Service.

18 November 2016
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