Fast Streamers

FDA is the only union which campaigns for and represents Fast Streamers in the civil service.  We work to protect and promote your pay, benefits and professional interests as the future of the public service, whichever scheme you are on. 

The FDA has sole recognition for fast stream members, which means that we have a formal, negotiation and consultation relationship with civil service management in departments and with Civil Service Resourcing.  

Why you should join the FDA:

- Membership is free for Fast Streamers and those in equivalent programmes (including Legal Trainees) for the first six months.
- You'll receive professional, personal representation if you find yourself in difficulty at work.
- You have the opportunity to get involved in the work the FDA Union does in partnership with Civil Service Fast Stream, universities, and public sector employers to deliver Development Centres and mentoring to encourage and support those from diverse backgrounds who are considering applying for graduate entry schemes in the public sector.
- You will be offered the chance to engage with the work the FDA is doing in partnership with the Local Government National Graduate Development Programme and Managers in Partnership (in the National Health Service) to support wider cross sector career opportunities
- You'll be able to access discounted , and other higher educational opportunities
- Networking opportunities will be available to you through the FDA's Fast Stream Network - a vibrant and active members' group which meets regularly for work and social events
- Being a member of the FDA union will give you an effective voice and enable you to tap into the negotiating power and experitse available to resolve issues. 

The FDA represents senior managers in the civil service and wider public service, giving a voice to members' concerns and interests to government, the media and the general public, and providing individual advice and support when things go wrong at work.

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For FDA Fast Stream matters, please e-mail FDA national officer Steven Littlewood