The union for managers and professionals in public service
6 months free membership for Fast Stream Civil Servants.          

By joining the FDA, you’ll be standing alongside more than 19,000 other members who believe that public services – and the people who deliver them – matter.

What we offer
The only union for Fast Stream recognised by  The Cabinet Office

The FDA are the only trade union recognised by the Cabinet Office for Fast Stream Civil Servants. We provide one-to-one support to our Fast Stream members.

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. Use our calculator 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
"The FDA’s help was essential in overturning my Must Improve rating after a bad posting. Without the support and encouragement of the union I wouldn’t have felt able to challenge it.”
Helen, FDA Fast Stream member
“The FDA has been invaluable in ensuring that I received the reasonable adjustments I need to do the job.”
Hasan, FDA Fast Stream Member
"The FDA was there to help me through some very anxious times, providing excellent professional advice, support and representation. And they defended me successfully.", FDA member
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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Learn new skills, gain knowledge, and have the opportunity to drive positive change in your workplace.
FDA in  your workplace 
The FDA is active in over 200 employers across the civil service and arm’s length bodies.
Professional Development
Develop the skills you require to progress in your career and maximise your potential.
Latest news & campaigns
Find out about our latest work defending members and campaigning for change.

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