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About the FDA

The FDA is the only trade union dedicated to representing the managers and professionals who keep vital public services running. Here you can find out more about what we believe in, who we represent, and how we work to promote high-quality services and the people who make them happen       

We're here to improve their working lives while acting as a powerful advocate for the vital public services they deliver. Find out more about our goals and values

For a century we have been defending the interests of members, successfully bargaining and supporting individuals in need of help.  Find out more about our history

Our more than 18,000 members work right across the public sector, and include civil service administrators, policy advisers, tax professionals, lawyers, diplomats, economists, Fast Stream trainees, statisticians and more. FDA members work in more than 200 government departments, agencies and other public bodies. Find out more about our members


The FDA’s democratic structures help to ensure that our members’ concerns are at the heart of everything we do. We are affiliated to organisations including the Trades Union Congress, but we are strictly politically neutral and have no formal links with any political party - meaning we are taken seriously as the authentic voice of senior public servants. Find out more about our structure and affiliations

At the heart of the FDA’s work are the hundreds of experienced public servants who act as FDA representatives across government. Their work is supported by a dedicated team of professional national officers and staff, ensuring that the FDA can provide members with effective and highly personalised representation and expert advice on a whole range of workplace issues. Find out more about our team

The FDA is led by our members and focussed on what matters to them. Our Executive Committee, elected by and made up of FDA members, ensures that decisions voted upon at the union’s Annual Delegate Conference are put into action, while looking after members’ interests between conferences. Find out more about our governance her

We provide workplace representation, legal assistance, career development and many other benefits to members working in the Northern Ireland Civil Service.

The FDA has a strong presence in Scotland, representing civil servants and senior professionals working for the devolved administration, Scottish Government-sponsored bodies and UK departments.

The FDA is active across Wales, representing civil servants and senior professionals working for the devolved administration, Welsh Assembly-sponsored bodies and UK government departments.

Find us
FDA, 93-95 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NL