You don’t have to sever your connection with UNISON when you retire. The Region has an active Retired Members Committee, made up of representatives from the Retired Members’ Section of Registered Branches. It meets quarterly at the Regional Office in Leeds. (The Region’s Retired Members are represented at National Conference, the National Retired Members Conference, the Regional Council, the Regional Committee, each Service Committee, Regional Labour Link, Regional TUC and the Yorkshire and Humber Pensioners Convention.)
Retired Members' Sections - where you live
There are Retired Members’ Sections in all the major towns and cities throughout the Region, providing a whole range of activities (Branches send representatives to the Regional Retired Members Committee and can send delegates to the National Retired Members’ Conference. Many are also affiliated the other pensioner organisation like the Y.H.P.C and Age UK.) You will be kept up to date with pensioner’s matters and many provide a wide variety of social activities. Including talks, walks, trips, theatre visits, lunches, Christmas events and even short breaks at some branches.
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If you are to retire, ask your Branch Secretary for details of Retired Membership. They should be able to tell you if they have a Retired Members Section or if not, where your nearest Branch which has one is located. Subject to formalities, you can join any Branch which has a Retired Members’ Section.
For further information, contact the Retired Members’ Information Co-ordinator, Sheila Crosby on 01325 487050. You will be welcomed as a member and still continue to benefit from UNISON services.