The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Board recently considered helpful feedback from members on proposals to merge the Leeds and West Yorkshire branches and merge the South Yorkshire and Sheffield branches. This followed a member and branch consultation earlier in the year on the proposals and their potential benefits.
By joining forces and bringing together expertise, knowledge and activity, branch members will be able to boost opportunities to develop, organise and promote local activity and events as well as recruit and retain new members and activists.
As a consequence, the Regional Board approved the proposed mergers. The decision will be formally notified to RCN Council and over the coming months the branches will start to work together in shadow form. The branches will formally merge at their AGMs in Autumn 2017. In line with the existing geographical structure of branches across the region, the newly merged branches will be known as the West Yorkshire branch and the South Yorkshire branch.
RCN branches play a vitally important role in deciding the direction and priorities of our organisation, with every member of the RCN belonging to a local branch.
Please do take this opportunity to get involved and help shape and influence both branch and regional RCN activity. If all your details are up to date then you can check which branch you belong to at MyRCN.