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.

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.

Find out more about UNISON’s retired members’ group

Retired people: 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.

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Coronavirus advice for retired members

There hasn’t been an experience like the current coronavirus outbreak in most of our lifetimes and not since the Second World War have there been such restrictions on public movements. So it’s not surprising that we’re all feeling a bit scared but it is really important we look after ourselves during these unprecedented times. Things retired members can do to […]

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