Retired members

UNISON 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. 


About the retired members' group

Contact us

Retired members' contact:

Colin Derrig 
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY

Regional contacts:
Group structure and contacts

  • Health and social care


    Almost two million adults across the UK currently rely on social care services. Over the next 30 years, it is estimated that the number of people over 85 will increase by 180% and the number of people with dementia will double. A million more care workers will be needed by 2025 to meet the growing need.

    More on this issue

  • Organising


    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.

    Read more about organising

  • Elderly man. Royalty free.

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