The union for managers and professionals in public service
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By joining the FDA, you’ll be standing alongside more than 22,000 other members who believe that public services – and the people who deliver them – matter.

What we offer
We are there when you need help at work

Whatever your workplace issue, we are here with one-to-one employment advice and representation to help resolve it.

We fight for your pay, pensions and working conditions
We campaign and negotiate with employers on behalf of our members to ensure they have the resources required both to do their jobs and have a life outside the workplace.    

We support your career progression

Through our specialised masterclasses, conferences and online training, FDA Learn addresses a wide range of skills to help you progress in your career and maximise your potential.
What we stand for




A strong, pragmatic voice
Independent and member-led

Membership costs

We charge monthly subscription costs based on a sliding scale, based on your salary and your grade. View our subscriptions page to get an idea of how much you’ll pay per month:
Discounts and benefits
Members are automatically eligible to access FDA Portfolio, offering discounts on a wide range of goods and services.
What our members are saying
"It can often feel like you don’t have a say in the big decisions affecting your career. I joined the FDA to make my voice stronger, and to add it to the thousands of others standing up for civil servants.”
“The FDA is an important safety net and ally… You wouldn't own a house without insurance - and your career and reputation are even more important.”
"The FDA was there to help me through some very anxious times, providing excellent professional advice, support and representation. And they defended me successfully."
There’s never been a better time to join the FDA       
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, it has been the most successful period in union’s history. We’re stronger than we ever have been, we have more members than we’ve ever had, and there’s never been a better time to join the FDA.

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The FDA is active in over 200 employers across the civil service and arm’s length bodies.
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