The FDA is the only union that focuses exclusively on issues that affect managers and professionals in public service. We act as a powerful voice for public services and the people who deliver them.
Our influential membership of more than 18,000 managers, policy advisors, diplomats, tax professionals, economists, solicitors, prosecutors and other professionals work across Government and the NHS, from HEO grade and above.
Our newest section, Keystone, is exclusively aimed at supporting and developing HEOs, SEOs and their equivalent. We defend the reputations of our members, who are not permitted to defend themselves publicly, by acting as their voice in the media, with Ministers and the HR profession.
As a public sector union, we strive to improve members' terms and conditions, workplaces, skills and working lives.
We believe in engaging with employers - not working against them - and think solutions are best reached through dialogue and clear consideration of the issues rather than tactical posturing. We also help members develop their professionalism and skills with our programmes to help members further their careers, which match the Civil Service Competency Framework requirements.
We also provide member services via FDA Portfolio, offering financial and legal help along with money-saving discounts.