- 2008 Retired Members' Conference
- 12 June 2008
The age addition to the over 80s was first introduced in 1971. The value was set at 25p representing 5% of the weekly State Pension of £5. It was a welcome addition. If it had risen relative to the State Pension it would now be worth about £4.50 a week.
The mighty amount of 25p is an insult and a disgrace (can’t even buy a 2nd stamp). The Conference calls upon the UNISON National Retired Members’ Committee to energetically pursue the appropriate Government/Ministerial departments for an early re-evaluation and press for a substantial increase of the 25p addition for the over 80s.