Join other newly qualified and early career midwives in the Forum in i-learn and join your local branch - get involved in RCM activism

Activists are the backbone of the RCM. Representing and supporting members is a demanding role that will build your confidence and teach you new skills. RCM activists cover a number of important roles in the workplace and each role plays a significant part in creating an environment that is vibrant, growing and always improving the workplace, the culture and the future prospects and experience of RCM members. Learning representatives will be your main reps who are there to support you in the workplace. Get to know your Learning rep. 

We are always looking to recruit more activists in the workplace and as a midwife early into their career, your fresh perspective could make the difference to the workplace environment. Take a look at some of the options for getting active in your workplace and the different roles available: 


Meet with members in your branch and local area on our e-learning platform i-learn. We have created a bespoke environment for early career midwives to network with other midwives and RCM activists. Here you can find mentors, a support network and friends that will help you through your first few years. 

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RCM activists are branch officersworkplace representatives and MSW advocates that are part of a network that is supported by regional/national officers and organisers as well as RCM staff in headquarters and the country offices. Without these individuals who are willing to give their time and energies the RCM would struggle to provide a service at the point of need. 

Representing and supporting members is a demanding role, which carries with it hard work and serious responsibilities. The role is very satisfying, especially when you are able to win a fair deal for our members. The skills that you gain as a workplace rep will assist you in your career and will also aid your personal and professional development.

Young workers are most likely to be in insecure work, in low paid jobs and without opportunities to progress at work than any other age group. Unions mean better pay, secure jobs and training on the job, yet very few young workers are in unions. We can change that.