Career break and maternity leave members
To support our members throughout every stage of their lives and careers, we’ve updated our membership options. Our membership offer entitled ‘career break’, which includes maternity leave, ensures that the RCN is there for you throughout your leave.
For a reduced fee of just £10 a year you can stay in membership and continue to access RCN legal cover, support and representation, as well as all of our other services and our member discounts. To receive support and representation you will need to revert to full membership payment.
You are covered! You can rely on the RCN for ongoing workplace protection and advice, giving you piece of mind throughout your leave.
3 key benefits:
- Save money - you pay just £10 a year
- Stay protected – you can continue to access workplace protection *
- Keep representing – taking a career break will not affect your eligibility to stand for election
Pat Cullen - General Secretary and Chief Executive“The RCN has introduced these changes to ensure that our members are supported throughout their life stages and careers. We want to help our members save money but stay protected”
Member category changes: FAQs
Most forms of an extended break from employment are counted as a career break but to be eligible you must not be undertaking any form of paid work during your break.