National Pensioners’ Convention

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2005 Retired Members' Conference
22 June 2005
Carried as Amended

The National Pensioners’ Convention (NPC) was formed in 1979 to act as the umbrella organisation of the pensioners’ movement throughout the country. Affiliated groups include many national bodies and federations, associations of retired trade unionists, as well as hundreds of local and regional pensioner campaign groups.

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.

In recent years Rodney Bickerstaffe, as President of the NPC, has made a unique contribution to raising its profile as the voice of pensioners. It is vital that this impetus is maintained.

The future of the NPC is dependent upon adequate funding. However many TUC affiliates still do not provide support for the NPC.

Therefore, Conference requests that the National Retired Members’ Committee:

1)contacts all TUC affiliates asking them to support the NPC financially;

2)writes to all UNISON regions, branches and retired members’ sections asking them to affiliate to their local NPCs and the national organisation;

3)encourages all UNISON members to become individual supporters of the NPC.