Retired members

Retired logoRetired members are active members of Unite who campaign for pensioners’ rights and social justice including the state pension, health and after-care, transport and social care.

Unite is committed to recognising the important role and achievements of retired members who have helped create our vibrant union, and their continued participation is vital to ensure our new members understand and learn from the achievements of the past.

Unite also welcomes new retired members who want to get involved. By joining Unite Retired Member Plus your unique experience and skills too can support the political and campaigning work of the union.

Ten Minute Briefing - Understanding the Manifestos on Social Care - May 2017

Changes to paying for care in later life

Campaign! The NPC's monthly bulletin for activists in the pensioners' movement - August 2015

NPC lobby - 4 November 2015 . Click here for more information.

Click here to support the Be A Hero campaign and sign the NHS Organ Donor Register 

Labour Party Conference 2015 - report on behalf of the National Committee, by Alan Sidaway delegate

Contact us

Unite national contacts
128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN, email us

Mike McCartney, national officer, 020 3371 2002

Steve Turner, assistant general secretary, Community, Young members, Retired members. 020 7611 2579

Region Officer
North West Mick Whitley - regional secretary
0151 203 1907
North East, Yorkshire & Humberside Sue Pollard
Karen Reay - regional secretary
0113 236 4830
West Midlands Caren Evans
Gerard Coyne - regional secretary
0121 553 6051
East Midlands Mark Young
Annmarie Kilcline – regional secretary
01332 548 400
South West Karen Cole
Peter Hughes – regional secretary
0117 923 0555
South East Sharon Wentworth
Jennie Formby - regional secretary
01753 313 820
London & Eastern Carolyn Simpson
Peter Kavanagh - regional secretary
020 8800 4281
Ireland Taryn Trainor
Jimmy Kelly - regional secretary
0208 900 20418
Scotland Mary Alexander
Pat Rafferty - regional secretary
0141 404 5424
Wales Mel Whitter
Andy Richards - regional secretary
02920 394521

Retired Members Conference 2015

Retired Members Conference 2015