Age discrimination

Retired members

This section is for retired members. Our retired members’ group works 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.

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


UNISON rule D 7.8 allows for the National Retired Members’ Organisation to send two representatives to each of the National Self-Organised Group Conferences.

Currently, the National Retired Members’ Committee on behalf of the National Retired Members’ Organisation is seeking two representatives to attend the 2019 UNISON Black Members’ Conference being held in Llandudno from 18 – 20 January and two representatives to attend the 2019 UNISON Women’s Conference being held in Bournemouth from 14 – 16 February.

Travel costs, expenses and accommodation will be met from national funds. Black retired members and Women retired members interested in attending are asked to submit a supporting statement of not more than 200 words by email to or by post to Colin Derrig, National Retired Members’ Officer, MPU, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY no later than Friday 28 September 2018.

The statements will be considered by the National Retired Members’ Committee at its meeting on Wednesday 10 October and the representatives attending the 2019 UNISON Black Members’ Conference and 2019 UNISON Women’s Conference will be informed as soon as possible after that date.


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

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Key issues

This section is about the key issues affecting retired members. Each key issue explains the facts behind the issue, what UNISON is doing and how you can get involved. You will also find news articles, useful resources and events.

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    Retired members meet as a self-organised group at branch, regional and national level. Find out what the different groups do and how they are organised.

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    Group structure and contacts

    Find contact details for the national officer with responsibility for retired members.

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    Contact information

    Colin Derrig
    UNISON Centre
    130 Euston Road
    NW1 2AY