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

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News tagging retired members

Mac Senior Retired Members April 2018

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- 'We have so much to offer' UNISON 2018 Scottish Retired Members' Conference - 2018 National Retired Members' Conference - ...

Mac Senior Retired Members October 2017

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- UNISON 2017 National Retired Members Conference - Scotland at Conference - UNISON Brexit Update - Well done Margaret McKee! ...

Getting the public on our side – a crucial role for retired members

John Stevenson
UNISON will use our members' experiences, evidence and expertise to win over public opinion in support of properly funded public ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 74 June-Sep 2017

Staying Active
The Scottish Welfare Fund The Scottish Welfare Fund has been set up by the Scottish Government to help people who ...

Mac Senior Retired Members May 2017

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- Another EXCELLENT Scottish Retired Members Conference - Retired Members urged to support LG colleagues fight for Fair Pay - ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 73 AprilMay 2017

Staying Active
Sources of help and advice The Age Scotland helpline is the confidential, free-phone helpline for older people in Scotland. It ...