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2017 Retired members meetings – held at 10 am (for start at 10:30) every 3rd Thursday of the month  (September-May every year) at the Georgetown Library, Dumfries. There is a coach trip in June and no meetings in July and August

Contact the branch office for further details.

 

Entitlement If you have been a UNISON member for at least 2 years on your retirement day, you are receiving a pension and have no other paid employment you are entitled to become a Retired Member.  The cost is a one off payment of £15 and our Branch has agreed to pay this on your behalf.  Retired Membership is not automtic – you must apply, but this can be done simply by a phone call to the Branch Office.

Why have Retired Members? Retired Members campaign to improve:

We work closely with our working and unemployed colleagues on almost every issue that affects workers as well as fighting for quality public services, upon which we all rely. Retired Members continue to be entitled to a wide range of benefits including:

Organisation UNISON is the only Trade Union that has a Retired Members organisation as an integral part of the UNION structure.  Retired Members take part in UNISON’s democratic processes at all levels either directly or through elected  Retired Members participating in Scottish Regional and National Committees and Conferences.  We have representation on the Branch Executive Committee and the branch currently have a Retired Member elected to the Scottish Retired Members’ Committee (SRMC). Through the SRMC we have a link to the National Delegate Conference.  As a Branch we send a delegate to the annual National Retired Members’ Conference. The Conference debates motions from Retired Members Sections of Branches related specifically to Retired Members issues.  Two motions from this Conference selected by delegates are submitted to the National Delegate Conference. Our branch’s Retired Members Section meets on the third Thursday of the month between September and May.  We have a programme of speakers including the Branch Secretary to keep us up to date with what is happening and in touch with ex-colleagues. Become a Retired Member

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For more information or an application form please email - info@unisondumfries.org.uk.

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