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The RCM's affiliated with the TUC

Affiliation to the TUC was both a historic step – we became the first Royal College to affiliate to the TUC – and a natural progression as it is hoped that it will increase our effectiveness as a trade union and professional organisation and enhance what we already offer to members. The TUC brings together 55 trade unions, representing almost 6 million workers, and our decision to join the TUC family was the culmination of a long and deliberative process in which the pros and cons of membership were carefully considered.  Ultimately the RCM Board was persuaded that membership would bring substantial benefits, open up new opportunities for collaborative working and enhance our ability to campaign for high quality maternity services and better working lives for our members.

To read more about when we became affiliated with the TUC, please click here>

FAQ's

The RCM will benefit by becoming a member of the TUC as we will gain influence and we will help shape the TUC’s strategies and campaigns. The TUC aims to be an authoritative voice in political debate and regularly meets ministers at all levels of Government, including Secretaries of State, the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. TUC affiliated unions sit on the Public Services Forum,a tripartite body of unions, Government and public service employers.

To read the frequently ask questions about the RCM joining the TUC click here>

Latest TUC and RCM news

TUC Women’s Conference 2016
From 9th-11th March 2016 the RCM attended the annual TUC Women’s Conference for the first time. The RCM delegation joined women trade unionists from across the TUC’s affiliated unions to debate motions of importance to female workers. 
 
Report of the TUC Black Workers’ Conference
April  2016 the RCM attended the annual TUC  Black Workers’ Conference for the first time. The RCM delegation joined  BME  trade unionists from across the TUC’s affiliated unions to debate motions of importance to  black workers. The conference was thought provoking, engaging and inspiring and as usual the RCM was made to feel very welcome.

 

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