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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.

Please click here for the full Retired Members’ Programme

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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PRESS RELEASE: Public services short-changed by MacKay Today's budget falls short of the commitment to our public workers and services that we demanded at our rally today. After today's budget Derek MacKay can expect to see a sustained campaign from public workers to begin restoring livelihoods. The issue of public sector pay will not disappear. Whilst worker pressure has already achieved some incremental increase from the UK’s austerity approach, it is not acceptable that so many public service workers, including teachers, fire fighters and many nurses, should face further pay cuts. We recognise that the Finance Secretary has a difficult job in protecting Scotland’s budget against UK austerity. The smug self-satisfaction of the Scottish Tories belies the havoc that their government is wreaking on public services across the UK. However the SNP made several ambitious manifesto commitments and says it wants to do right by public workers. So now was the time to be bold. Scottish workers have made their demands clear, and dialogue between the STUC and Derek MacKay has emphasised the urgency of a real-terms pay rise for all public workers. Every public worker in Scotland deserves a pay-rise at inflation-level or above. This means that the Finance Secretary has to be clear he is funding every area of public sector provision to ensure this can be delivered. We will be looking particularly closely at the detail of the budget, but are disappointed in the real terms cuts in resource funding for local government. Whilst its good that the debate on tax has finally begun, the STUC is disappointed that the Scottish Government has not used their powers to make a significant commitment to public service investment and public worker pay. £20 a week additional tax for someone earning £2000 a week is simply too little when public services are at breaking point. To find more resources the Finance Secretary could have abandoned the Small Business Bonus scheme which drains the economy of £200 million a year with no evidence that it is the best way to invest in local economies. If it is to exist, it must focus on creating jobs that pay at least the Living Wage. Public workers will now be seriously doubting this government’s commitment to our services.

Today the Scottish Government set their budget which will dedicate what money the public sector has within Scotland . UNISON has made it clear that there should be no more cuts !!!

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