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R&C TRADE UNION - PROTECTING REVENUE AND CUSTOMS MEMBERS AT WORK AND HOME

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What is the RCTU ?

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What is the RCTU ?

The R&C Trade Union (RCTU) has been formally established as a listed Trade Union as per the Trade Union & Labour Relations Act 1992 (TULRA). This means RCTU satisfies the statutory definition of a trade union.

The RCTU exists for the sole purpose of representing HMRC staff.

 

Firstly the RCTU has only ONE priority – HMRC staff.

Rule 2.1 - To protect and promote the interests, terms and conditions, professionalism and effectiveness of members working in Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Valuation Office Agency VOA.

And Rule 2.5 - These aims and objectives will be pursued and practised independently of any and all political affiliation, connection or otherwise with any and all political parties , grouping or factions.

We know that speaking directly to the employer on the issues that matter to HMRC staff and most importantly actually delivering outcomes is the only way to succeed. If you do not talk to the employer or actually do the Trade Union work at a national level then all a Trade Union is a section of well meaning personal case workers. Solve the macro to reduce the micro. Not exactly rocket science?

To those who say the employer will not respond a national level and the only way is industrial action ; we say it has not worked in the past and will not in the future and that means we go on the way we are . The employer goes on and we remain bottom of all the organisations in the annual staff survey. That is not a victory ; it is a damning statement that must change.

In addition to that we offer a service that extends beyond the workplace and at NO extra cost. Our benefits that you (and also that any co-habiting partner can enjoy ) are :

Comprehensive Legal Expenses Insurance

    • Access to fully trained representatives regarding workplace discipline, misconduct and grievance matters
    • Legal assistance with regards to Contractual Employment Law
    • Comprehensive Family Legal Expenses Insurance for on and off-duty incidents Personal Injury claims
    • Home Emergency Assistance 24/7 – central heating breakdown, plumbing, drainage, gas/water leaks, pest infestation, lost keys, damaged locks and roofing emergencies
    • £1000 death grant payable to any nominee

    Home Emergency Insurance

    • Legal assistance with regards to Contractual Employment Law
    • Comprehensive Family Legal Expenses Insurance
    • Personal Injury claims Home Emergency Assistance 24/7 – central heating breakdown, plumbing, drainage, gas/water leaks, pest infestation, lost keys, damaged locks and roofing emergencies

    Then for even more peace of mind and a minimal extra cost:

RCTU Insurance Benefit Trust (Optional additional benefit)

In addition to the benefits afforded by the Standard Package, members can select upon payment of an additional subscription the below comprehensive package of insurance benefits.

The RCTU Insurance Benefit Trust is a comprehensive insurance package designed to protect you, your partner and dependent children. The Trust provides a wide range of benefits and it has been designed to enable members to cancel arrangements with their existing insurance providers in favour of this all inclusive package thus realising potential annual savings of over £1000.00.

The benefits include:

Serving member to age 65

  • Life Insurance
  • Terminal Prognosis Advance on Life Insurance
  • Permanent Total Disablement (due to accident)
  • Accidental Loss of Use Benefit
  • Critical Illness
  • Child Critical Illness
  • Child Death Grant
  • Hospitalisation Benefit up to 5 nights
  • Sick Pay Benefit (Revenue & Customs Conditions of Service)
  • Family Travel Policy
  • Mobile Phone Insurance
  • Dental Emergency and Injury
  • Motor Breakdown Cover (UK)

Spouse or cohabiting partner to age 65 of member

  • Life Insurance
  • Terminal Prognosis Advance on Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Child Critical Illness

The full list of all of these services are to be found on the Membership Benefits pages on this website and in more detail in the downloadable versions of the Membership Booklet and the Insurance Benefit Trust forms on those pages.

And the costs to you ?

The rates for membership of the RCTU are as below:

  • £6.00    –       Below £16,000
  • £8.00    –       £16,000 - £18,000
  • £9.00    –       £18,001 - £20,000
  • £10.00   –      £20,001 - £22,000
  • £11.00   –      £22,001 - £24,000
  • £12.00   –      £24,001 - £26,000
  • £12.80   –      Over £26,000
  • £6.00    –       Associate Membership

If you want an organisation that responds to your issues and concerns and delivers on them – join the RCTU.