Page last updated: 21 February 2020
Section of the UNISON website for retired members
UNISON offers a distinct section on their website for retired members. It sets out the key issues affecting retired members, explains how retired members can play an active role in UNISON if they so choose - including how they can meet as a self-organised group.
We all recognise that retired members have a wealth of experience and knowledge that can make them a valuable part of UNISON campaigns.
As a Retired Member you can keep in touch with your old workplace colleagues, attend branch meetings, and take part in campaigning work. 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
Please note, however, that whilst retired members are able to stand for, and elect, the Retired Members Secretary, retired members are not eligible to stand for, nor to vote for, the other branch officer posts.
Becoming a retired member
If you've been a UNISON member for at least two years on the day you retire and have either reached state pension age or get a pension, you can become a retired member on payment of a one-off subscription of £15 to the branch. For an application form, contact UNISONDirect on 0800 0 857 857.