UNISON Northern Ireland

Retired Members’ Forum

UNISON’s retired members play an active role in creating a fairer society.

Retired members campaign to improve:

  • legislation
  • pension provision
  • action against discrimination, including age discrimination.

Retired members have a wealth of experience and knowledge that make them a valuable part of UNISON campaigns.

They also work closely with other member groups on almost every issue that affects workers in the UK, as well as fighting for quality public services, on which many older people rely.

If you have been a UNISON member for at least two years on the day you retire from employment (in an area of work in which UNISON organises) and are receiving a pension and are not in other paid employment, you can become a retired member. UNISON retired members continue to be entitled to a wide range of benefits including:

  • legal advice
  • welfare support
  • discounts and offers on a wide range of products and services.

Retired member issues

The latest government figures show that 27% of pensioners live below the poverty line.

UNISON’s retired members campaign for better rights for retired workers in terms of a decent income in older age and better public services. More Info HERE 

If you are struggling in any way you may wish to speak to a UNISON representative (rep). Your UNISON rep can help you if you are a UNISON member.

 

 

 

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