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Unite retired members

Defend the Right to Strike - Retired Members Committee

68 is too late | Don't raise the state pension age

68 is too lateThe government recently indicated it may raise the state pension age for millions of workers aged 44 to 52. Fearing massive defeat in the next general election, it looks like the government may abandon these plans - for now.

Together with the National Pensioners Convention, Unite is  calling on the government to scrap any plans for state pension age rises, now, or in the future.

Sign the petition: Please sign and share the online petition

Let's drive home our message to parliament: workers will not be made to pay for decades of politicians' bad choices. We create the wealth in this society, and we deserve a share of that wealth in our old age. Find out more on Unite's 68 is too late campaign.

Campaigning for outstanding bus services

National conference, Saturday 17th June, 11:00-16:00, in York and online

The Yorkshire and Humber Pensioners Convention is hosting a national conference - “Campaigning for outstanding bus services” - to bring together people and organisations from across the UK who want to fight for better services – to demand both guaranteed funding and an end to the privatisation which has created the crisis we face.

The aim of the conference is to build a coalition of all those groups concerned about the impact of poor bus services. It will be an opportunity to share experiences and work together to develop powerful and effective campaigns both locally and nationally. To register as a supporter or for further details email YHPC.

Unite retired members: What we do

Unite retired members campaign on any issue affecting retired workers, through Unite and also through the National Pensioners’ Convention, the Scottish Pensioners’ Forum and the TUC Pensions Committee. We don’t just campaign on retired members’ issues, we support all workers in struggle and campaign on issues such as:

  • Dignity in retirement – an end to pensioner poverty, safe, accessible public transport, properly funded social care and health services, universal benefits such as the free bus pass, TV licence for the over 75s, winter fuel allowance and NHS prescriptions.
  • Better communities – better care in the community, securing decent public services, ending poverty, stronger social cohesion and safe, secure and affordable homes for all
  • Decent work for all – ending zero-hours contracts, job insecurity, low pay and demanding better career opportunities

Join unite

What does Unite Retired Members Plus membership get me?

RMA bannerFor just 55p a week your Unite Retired Members Plus membership gets you:

  • Access to dedicated solicitors with experience in representing RMP members and their immediate family members in personal injury claims, serious injury claims, road traffic accident claims, medical negligence claims and industrial disease claims
  • Access to Unite Legal Services for support with conveyancing, will writing, probate and power of attorney
  • Free legal helpline for RMP members and their immediate family members for up to half an hour of free advice on non-work related matters
  • Access to funeral benefits
  • A discount at The View Hotel in Eastbourne
  • And more...

Coming up to retirement? Stay involved in Unite

Click to expandAlready a member? Simply call your local Unite office and they will adjust your membership and direct debit. Retired membership is just 55p a week.

Only Retired Member Plus members will be able to play a full part in the Unite Retired Members’ section.

You will not be able to play a full part in the constitutional structures of Unite unless you join Retired Member Plus.

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