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

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 ...
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Mac Senior Retired Members May 2017

MAC 17
- Another EXCELLENT Scottish Retired Members Conference - Retired Members urged to support LG colleagues fight for Fair Pay - ...
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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 ...
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Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 72 MarchApril 2017

Staying Active
Security in the home Here are some simple precautions to protect yourself inside and outside your home, covering how to ...
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Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 71 FebMarch 2017

Staying Active
Preparing Your Home for Winter (Dundee City Council Website) You might not think you need to do much, but homes ...
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Mac Senior Retired Members December 2016

Mace Senior December 2016
- Where does UNISON stand now with BREXIT? - Dave Watson. - Tribute to Eric Roberts - Men are now ...
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