Retired Members

UNISON works to raise awareness of issues which concern older people and to influence decision makers. Our priorities include:

  • Pensioner poverty
  • Health care and age discrimination
  • Isolation and mobility issues

Retired and working members have a shared interest in obtaining decent incomes in older age, a universal health service and the creation of a civilised society. Today’s workers are tomorrow’s pensioners and UNISON’s members work in public services on which many older people rely.

UNISON retired members enjoy all the benefits of UNISON membership including:

  • Legal advice
  • Welfare support
  • Special discounts and offers on a wide range of financial and other services

If you’ve been a UNISON member for at least two years on the day you retire and have either received state pension age or get a pension, you can become a retired member.

See also the UNISON UK Retired Members pages

Click here for newssheets relating to retired members

News tagging retired members

Retired members newsletter issue No2

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Retired members newsletter is now out calling for the National Care Service Bill to be scrapped and a report on ...

Retired members conference 2022

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UNISON Scotland’s Retired Members’ Committee has issued its conference 2022 newsletter. You can view the full newsletter here ...

Retired members’ newsletter – autumn/winter 2022

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UNISON Scotland's Retired Members' Committee has issued its autumn/winter newsletter. You can view the full newsletter here. For further information ...

Supporting retired members through COVID-19

Supporting retired members through COVID-19
Members of the Scottish Retired Members Committee are grappling with increasing success with the video technology to continue to meet ...

MAC 20 Retired Members’ Conference issue

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Scotland at Retired Members Conference; Didn’t we do well in Southport; How did the Scottish Motions fare?; Regional meeting got ...

Value older workers and make a grey future bright

Morag Houston
We need to value our older workers and make sure that they can continue to contribute their experience and knowledge ...