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 64 December 2015

Staying Active
Welfare changes: the benefit cap and Universal Credit (**NB** some of the information in this new letter about benefits may ...

Mac Senior Retired Members Conference 2015 Special

Conference 2015
The 2015 National Retired Members Conference was held in Brighton on 6th/7th October. Going from the published agenda, the business ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 63 November 2015

Staying Active
Report from UNISON National Retired Members Conference, Brighton Centre, Brighton, 6 - 7 October 2015. This report is by Ron ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 61 June 2015

Staying Active
SCOTTISH RETIRED MEMBERS COMMITTEE ANNUAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT - 2015 The Annual Bowling Tournament will be held at Kettle Bowling Club, ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 60 May 2015

Staying Active
SCAMS and how to avoid them - plus useful tax information Although I’m sure we are all capable of looking ...

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 59 April 2015

Staying Active
Age UKs Response to the Budget - 2015 Age UK responds to the big announcements made by Chancellor of the ...