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.

Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 59 April 2015

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Age UKs Response to the Budget - 2015 Age UK responds to the big announcements made by Chancellor of the ...
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Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 58 March 2015

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Unclaimed benefits Each year up to £5.5bn of Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit goes unclaimed by older ...
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Retired Members Info and Resources Issue 57 Jan Feb 2015

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How to prevent accidents during icy conditions It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old – everyone is at risk ...
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