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Media update: 21 January 2013

FDA mentions

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 January

Bullying at Crown Office rife, say staff
The Herald (Scotland)
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/bullying-at-crown-office-rife-say-staff.19974651

20 January

Revealed: One in four staff in criminal justice system say they are being bullied at work
Sunday 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."

General interest

21 January

MPs criticise Cameron and Heywood over 'plebgate' affair
The Guardian
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/21/mps-criticise-cameron-heywood-plebgate

18 January

Don't 'trash' civil servants, says Mitchell
Financial Times
www.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.uk
www.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 affordable
Conservativehome.blogs.com
conservativehome.blogs.com/platform/2013/01/lord-flight-1.html

 

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