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Media update: 6 December 2012

FDA/ARC mentions

6 December

FDA general secretary Dave Penman quoted on FDA reaction to the Autumn Statement:

Public sector unions appalled by more job cuts and hit to pensions
Guardian Public Leaders Network
http://www.guardian.co.uk/public-leaders-network/2012/dec/06/public-sector-union-appalled-cuts

Mention of the joint FDA-Prospect commissioned research on market-facing pay:

Heads to decide teachers' pay based on performance
The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/dec/05/headteachers-decide-teachers-pay-performance

5 December

FDA general secretary Dave Penman appeared on the BBC News channel, discussing the repercussions of the Autumn Statement for FDA members. A clip was then used on BBC Radio 4 six O'clock news:
www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01p2ssh/Six_OClock_News_05_12_2012/
(14 minutes 25 seconds into the programme)

The union also issued a press release:
Chancellor metes out long-term blow, says civil servant union

A letter from ARC President Gareth Hills was published in the Guardian, responding to a comment piece by Jackie Ashley on 3 December:

Revenue staff don't go for easy options
The Guardian
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/dec/04/revenue-staff-easy-options

 

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