A non-uniform approach

RCN steward Hilary Nelson is on a mission to make sure members who wear uniforms at work can get the adaptations they need

The future is flexible: online learning for reps

RCN learning reps, safety reps and stewards can now complete their initial learning online. We take a look at how it works and what reps think of the new online pathway

How my rep role has enriched my nursing career

As Jean Lewis retires from her role as an RCN steward, she shares her advice for new reps and what she’s learnt from 32 years of supporting members

Legal update: Furlough scheme extension

The government’s COVID-19 furlough scheme has been extended until March 2021. We take a look at the key information for members to be aware of

Collaborating, campaigning, caring

Find out what happened at RCNReps2020, our virtual conference for accredited reps

Upskilling in uncertain times

District nurse and RCN steward Jill Gale developed online training to improve patient care and ensure nursing staff had access to CPD during the pandemic

Download the Autumn 2020 issue of RCN Activate

Download the Autumn 2020 issue of RCN Activate

Fighting for fair pay

North Lincolnshire branch chair Mel Kerr’s been busy spreading the word about our pay campaign. She explains what drives her and what tactics have proved effective

Spotlight on...

With our Fair Pay For Nursing campaign underway, it’s a busy time for the RCN Trade Union Committee. We take a closer look at its role within the RCN and what else its working on

Supporting members to seek help

As the psychological impact of COVID-19 takes hold, reps can play a powerful role in signposting to sources of support

Legal update: managing discrimination cases

RCN Head of Legal (Employment) Joanne Galbraith-Marten explains the key issues reps should consider when managing member cases involving discrimination

Politics in nursing

Members joined our #RCN2020 online debate to discuss how nursing staff can influence the future of health and social care

How to use your branch meeting to politically influence

With four local MPs attending a recent branch meeting, RCN branch communications officer Nikki Williams shares her advice on how to build relationships with politicians

Legal update: shared parental leave and pay

Is it discriminatory to pay men taking shared parental leave less than women taking maternity leave?

Fit testing: getting it right

RCN safety reps can play a vital role in ensuring employers are carrying out adequate fit tests for members using FFP3 or FFP2 face masks