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Delegates from across the trade union movement voted in favour of the FDA's motion at TUC Congress.

10 September 2019

Responding to reports of a SpAd gender pay gap, FDA General Secretary underscored the responsibility for this group's diversity and salary levels rests with the Prime Minister.

27 August 2019
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office Permanent Under Secretary Sir Simon McDonald speaks to Tommy Newell about socio-economics, delivering Brexit and why “impartiality is vital to all civil servants, including diplomats”.

15 August 2019 | By Tommy Newell

FDA members past and present talk about how they helped LGBT+ people in their workplaces.

28 June 2019

This year’s Wendy Jones Award has been presented to MoJ rep Barry Snelgrove for making both the FDA and the civil service more LGBT+ inclusive.

03 June 2019

On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Equality Officer Jane Cockram calls on civil service leaders to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of discrimination and harassment.

17 May 2019 | By Jane Cockram

Members are invited to take part in the FDA LGBT+ Network's upcoming meeting.

10 May 2019

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

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

In the third instalment of our International Women's Day blog series, Michelle Wyer writes about mentoring women and founding networks.

22 March 2019 | By Michelle Wyer

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

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

FDA Ministry of Justice rep Barry Snelgrove describes his journey from closeted gay man to LGBT+ activist.

27 February 2019 | By Barry Snelgrove

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

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

13 February 2019 | By Paula Houghton
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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

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

16 January 2019 | By Peter Green

"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

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

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
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