RCM Workplace Representatives
16 Nov 2011
Promoting, Supporting & Influencing in the Workplace. 3rd Annual Conference. To be held at The Brighton Centre

This free-to-attend event was exclusive to all RCM-accredited Workplace Representatives. Stewards, Health and Safety Representatives and Union Learning Representatives are the lifeblood of the RCM. We cannot provide a service to members without you and we hope this conference will assist you in carrying out your duties. Following on from the success of the previous two years, this conference focused on the topical and current issues that affect the working lives of Midwives and Maternity Support Workers.

Programme
09:30
Introduction and welcome
Professor Cathy Warwick CBE, General Secretary and Chief Executive, The Royal College of Midwives Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives

09:45
Dr Patricia Gillen, Chair of the Board, The Royal College of Midwives

09:55
Workshops and Masterclasses - Session 2: 3 - Working time & on call
Chair: Denise Linay, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives Mary Caddell, National Officer, The Royal College of Midwives Rosie Nicola, External Consultant, G R Nicola

10:35
Questions and discussion: Session 2
10:44
Workshops and Masterclasses - Session 3: 2 - Defending agenda for change at local level
Chair: Emma Currer, National Officer, The Royal College of Midwives

10:45
Session 3: 2 - Defending agenda for change at local levels
Amy Leversidge, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of MidwiveWorkshops and Masterclasses -

10:46
Session 3 2 - Defending agenda for change at local levels
Claire Wood, Regional Officer, The Royal College of Midwives and Questions and Discussion

11:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
12:00
Denise Linay, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Introduction by chair of session

12:05
Rosie Nicola, Consultant Trainer
STEPS – demystifying the art of negotiation

13:15
Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:15
Denise Linay, Employment Relations Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Introduction - Session 5

14:25
Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives
A: Campaigning on the issues facing our members

14:50
B - Thompsons Solicitors - employment law seminar
Tom Jones, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Thompsons Solicitor

14:51
B - Thompsons Solicitors - employment law seminar
Jo Howard, Thompsons Solicitor

15:15
Questions and discussion: Session 5
15:30
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:40
Questions and discussion: Session 5 - Part 2
15:50
Susie Moore, RCM Steward, Swansea
Influencing the future

16:20
Jon Skewes, Director of Employment Relations and Development, The Royal College of Midwives
Closing address

16:30
Conference close