Are you a member of a union? Why not join one that understands and values what you do? From Practitioner to Specialist, Community to Clinical, we understand what you do and champion the vital care each role of a maternity support worker (MSW) brings to workforce and the experience of women and families.

Our aim is to improve and influence the system so that each of our members feels supported. For our MSWs, we’ve got your back throughout your career, from education and training to offering expert advice and support when it comes to workplace issues. Here are the five reasons to join:

  • We’re the only trade union that understands what you do
  • We can support you in your education, training and throughout your working life
  • We influence the system to improve your pay and reward
  • We know how maternity services work
  • We have over a decade’s experience of delivering support that’s made for MSWs

Our membership is open to employees in bands 2 – 4, which supports midwives in the care of childbearing women, the newborn and their family (e.g. a maternity support worker, health care assistant, maternity care assistant, nursery nurse working in maternity or similar role supporting midwives, including ward clerks and administrative staff).

For just £9.53 a month, your membership covers:

  • Access to all RCM Publications
  • Employment relations advice and representation
  • Legal advice and representation
  • Medical malpractice insurance
  • Access to i-learn and i-folio
  • Access to Blue Top Guidelines and Evidence Based Guidelines
  • Subscriptions to Midwives Magazine and Evidence Based Midwifery Journal
  • Access to your local regional/national officers and Workplace representatives
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Access to RCM Library and databases
  • Access to either member prices or free places at face-to-face courses and online webinars to support your learning

Help us improve maternity services for all staff, women and families and most importantly you.

Join today!


Take a look at our MSW hubs on how to become a support worker, or a workplace rep, news and opinion from MSW voices and more: