Building solidarity between the generations

Retired 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.

Unite retired members

Retired Member Plus is a package of benefits for our members in retirement that are second to none across the whole trade union movement.

The range of benefits available under the new scheme is detailed here. It is estimated that this package of affinity partner benefits is worth up to £1,000 per annum.

As a member approaching retirement or who has had recently retired, to gain access to these new benefits you will need to change your membership status with the union. All members in retirement who wish to enjoy the new package of benefits must be signed up to RETIRED MEMBER PLUS which will cost the equivalent of 55p per 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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