Royal College of Midwives becomes first royal college to join the TUC
The Royal College of Midwives has formerly become an affiliate to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is the first royal college to become a member of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The RCM has announced that it has taken the step of formerly becoming an affiliate to the TUC.
RCM chief executive Cathy Warwick said: ‘This is wonderful news and we are delighted to be affiliated to the TUC.
‘This is a positive step and is important to us, not only from the union perspective but also for the RCM’s professional work.
‘It will bring many benefits to the RCM, but most importantly to our members, such as access to an even wider range of educational, learning and training opportunities.’
TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said the RCM had taken a ‘historic step’, and added that membership of the TUC brings ‘substantial benefits from both an employment relations and professional perspective’.
He said: ‘Together with our other affiliates, we will continue to defend and champion our NHS and public services, which are the bedrock to a strong economy and a just society.
‘Leadership and support in the public sector will be crucial in the coming years, as will campaigning on equality and women’s rights.
‘All unions have a very important role to play.’