UNISON is unique among UK trade unions in having a retired members’ organisation.

Our structure mirrors that of the working members. This means that retired members can participate in UNISON’s democratic processes at all levels.

UNISON organises retired members at every level of the union. Retired members can attend branch meetings and have representation on the branch committee and regional council.

You can also send representatives to national delegate conference.

Retired members’ committees are also represented on regional councils and able to feed views to the rest of the union.

A national retired members’ committee meets regularly.

Each year our retired members’ conference enables retired members from branches to debate the issues important for them and submit two motions to the agenda of the national conference.

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