This week the Branch Committee heard a report from the Retired Members Officer, Billy Matthews where he outlined the plans to have a Retired Branch set up in Inverclyde.
He emphasised the link between the employed and retired and that solidarity between generations is so important to everyone. Retired members have invaluable experience which can be used to help mentor new Branch Officials and reps. UNISON works with other pensioner organisations in the UK and across the world which gives plenty of opportunities to campaign on issues that are important to retired members.
You can qualify to become a retired member if you were a UNISON member continuously for at least two years on the day that you retired. A one off payment of £15 is all that is required.