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RCN ‘Rule 12’ : Consultation. Congress 2008 u RCN Islington Branch motion to ‘abolish Rule 12’ u Motion amended by Congress to ‘amend Rule 12’. Passed.

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1 RCN ‘Rule 12’ : Consultation

2 Congress 2008 u RCN Islington Branch motion to ‘abolish Rule 12’ u Motion amended by Congress to ‘amend Rule 12’. Passed by 95% to 5% u RCN Council July 2008 seeks wider views of membership u Consultation closes Dec 31 st. Comment to or post to Employment Relations Department at RCN HQ

3 Rule 12 u “It is a fundamental principle of the College that its members shall not act in any way which is detrimental to the well being or interests of their patients or clients… ” 12.1 u The Council will not authorise any form of industrial action unless satisfied that such form will not be detrimental to the wellbeing or interests of patients or clients’ 12.3

4 Congress 2008 Debate Views expressed related to Rule 12 being ; u Too slow, time consuming, ambiguous, fuzzy u The clause on ‘no harm’ to patients was unnecessary u Rule 12 was ‘fit for purpose and our strongest weapon to secure the support of the public’ u Perceived ‘delays’ on the indicative ballot (2007) were because of Rule 12 u What nurses cannot do rather than what they can do

5 The 2007 ‘Indicative Ballot’ and Rule 12 u Ballot not related to Rule 12 u Unions can trigger an indicative ballot on action at any time u If Rule 12 were to be changed/altered it would not stop the RCN running an indicative ballot again u Rule 12 is not the cause of ‘delay’

6 Possible matters for consideration u Is Rule 12 'fit for purpose' - does it support or inhibit the RCNs ability to initiate meaningful industrial action u Are there any amendments that could / should be made to make the Rule or Code clearer? u If amendments were made to Rule 12 what impact would this have on the perceived view of the College by the general public u What would the effect be of removing the phrase “It is a fundamental principle of the College that its members shall not act in any way which is detrimental to the well being or interests of their patients or clients’? u Is Rule 12 an aid or a hindrance to recruiting new members u Is there a feeling in the 'wider membership' that Rule 12 is an 'issue' and consequently needs to be changed u Does the RCN Code of Practice place burdens on the RCN decision making process that are not required by the statutory provisions on union balloting

7 Discussion u Make time to look at the RCN Rules, Charter, Code on Industrial Action and consultation document u Does any amendment need to be made to Rule 12 u What would that amendment be? u What would the effect be of any change: would for example public support be lost u You have to Dec 31 to respond

8 Responses u u By Post to Gerry O’Dwyer in ERD, RCN, HQ


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