FDA convenor for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) section - and temporary national officer - Fiona Eadie was quoted twice in the Scottish press over the past two days. Both the Sunday Mail and today's Herald included a statement from Eadie in their reports on the results of a COPFS staff survey, which indicate a rise in bullying and harassment.
21 JanuaryBullying at Crown Office rife, say staffThe Herald (Scotland)www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/bullying-at-crown-office-rife-say-staff.19974651
Revealed: One in four staff in criminal justice system say they are being bullied at workSunday Mail (Scotland)www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/quarter-of-criminal-justice-workers-being-1546295
Eadie said: "These survey results confirm the concerns we are hearing from members about falling morale and increasing workloads.
"Worryingly, even among our most senior members, only just over half think effective action has been taken since the last survey.
"Immediate steps must be taken to reverse this trend and Scottish ministers should ensure adequate resources are made available to protect Scotland's prosecution service from decline."
MPs criticise Cameron and Heywood over 'plebgate' affairThe Guardianwww.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/21/mps-criticise-cameron-heywood-plebgate
Don't 'trash' civil servants, says MitchellFinancial Timeswww.ft.com/cms/s/0/f08f15f6-60b6-11e2-a353-00144feab49a.html#axzz2IdA4NmAL
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, Jon Trickett, gives his view of the Government's relationship with the civil service:Cameron's Shameful Civil Service Blame Game www.huffingtonpost.co.ukwww.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jon-trickett-mp/camerons-shameful-civil-service-blame-game_b_2497204.html
Lord Flight: We still need to do more to make public sector pensions affordableConservativehome.blogs.comconservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2013/01/lord-flight-1.html