Notes for editors
1. The FDA is the union for senior managers and professionals in public service, representing more than 18,000 members at grades HEO and above. Membership includes senior civil servants, government policy advisors, prosecutors, diplomats, tax professionals, economists, solicitors and other professionals working across the Government and the NHS.
2. The FDA (formerly the First Division Association) should be referred to simply as "The FDA" and can be described as "the senior public servants' union".
3. The FDA can be found on Twitter @FDA_union. General Secretary Dave Penman tweets as @FDAGenSec.
4. For more information contact FDA Communications Officer Tommy Newell on 020 7401 5588 or 07738 729 145.
5. The joint statement from FDA General Secretary Dave Penman, PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka and Prospect General Secretary Mike Clancy can be viewed here.