Informing RCN activists and sharing their stories

Fighting an unfair fee

Nurse Eva Omondi’s crusade to challenge the immigration health surcharge began at RCN Congress in 2018. She explains how support for her mission resulted in a government promise to scrap the charge for health care workers

The voice of nursing students

COVID-19 has seen the RCN Students Committee busier than ever before. Chair Jess Sainsbury explains how the committee has been fighting for funding while making sure students are supported

Right by your side

With COVID-19 presenting unique challenges, RCN Head of Legal (Regulatory) Roz Hooper explains how the RCN’s legal team is supporting members during the pandemic

Recognising the true value of nursing staff

Graham Revie explains how the RCN Trade Union Committee, which he chairs, will be supporting members to lead the fight for a meaningful pay rise this summer

Legal update: changes to furlough

The government announced changes to the COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme at the end of May. Here are the changes reps should be aware of

Five decades of debate

Newly digitised library and archive material is letting us relive Congresses past. Former RCN President Maura Buchanan helps us explore how the event has evolved

Get together

Sisters Helen and Carmel O’Boyle organised a series of virtual events to bring branch members together during what would have been Congress week

Proud and inclusive

RCN steward and safety rep Billy Nichols talks about his work advocating for equality and awareness of LGBT+ people within nursing

Legal update: Disciplinary and grievance procedures

What are the key things employers should consider when deciding if a disciplinary or grievance procedure can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Five things I miss about Congress

Thousands of nursing staff would have been attending RCN Congress in Liverpool this week to debate, learn and unite as a profession. Chair of the event BJ Waltho explains what she’ll miss most with it not taking place

Securing fair NHS terms and conditions

RCN National Officer Hannah Reed explains how we’ve been working to improve members’ terms and conditions of service during the pandemic

Reducing risks for BAME nursing staff

Find out how reps are helping members from BAME backgrounds get the right protection and support during the COVID-19 pandemic

'Speak up if safety is at risk'

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, safety reps can play a key role in encouraging and supporting members to report incidents

Legal update: annual leave

Emergency legislation means that in some cases annual leave can be carried forward for two years

Download the Spring 2020 issue of RCN Activate

Download the Spring 2020 issue of RCN Activate