Why the RCN needs you to update your details

 Stewart Donnelly 1 Feb 2018

Have you updated your details with the RCN recently? if you're a member and you haven't yet, Stewart Donnelly says it's vital that you do.

Last year was very memorable for members of the RCN, wasn’t it? The way we mobilised our collective will and forced governments in the UK to finally, publicly, agree to scrap the cap on pay, will live long in the memory.

But, as others, including Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary, have pointed out, there remains a lot of work to be done to close the gap. The argument has not been won completely because we don’t have a firm, detailed deal in place on pay. 

The independent Pay Review Body is currently mulling over evidence from both sides– employers and trade unions – before making its recommendation to UK governments. And, as Josie Irwin, said in her blog last month, negotiating a final deal across four countries and 14 trade unions, is highly complex. So, there may be a few more bumps in the road. 

That’s why the RCN needs us, as its members, to take one simple step to make sure it is prepared to take the necessary action in the future, whatever that might be. 

Take just a few minutes to update your details. A deceptively simple step but crucial to success. It’s our pay on the line and and if the RCN needs members’ final say on any offer, the organisation needs to be able to contact us. But the RCN can’t help us to do that if it doesn’t have up to date contact details. The voice of more than 450,000 could send a loud message when the time comes. Let’s make sure none of us miss out for want of one simple step.

Login on the RCN website now and update your details

Stewart Donnelly

RCN Scotland Board Chair

Employee Director in NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Stewart has worked in the NHS for over 37 years and became an RCN steward in the mid-1980s. He has held a variety of roles in the RCN Ayrshire and Arran Branch, from chair to secretary to treasurer. Stewart is the former Vice Chair of RCN Scottish Board.


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