Retired Members

The Branch Retired Members Group is one of the strongest and most active within the union. It has over 2,500 members and is steadily growing.

£15 is the one-off lifetime subscription to become a Retired Member of UNISON. You can get an application from from the branch office (0121 200 3331)

Our retired members produce a quarterly magazine for all our retired members.

There is also a social and discussion group which retired members can join for just £10 per year. This entitles them to attend the monthly coffee mornings with a wide range of outside speakers. This is a very popular monthly meeting and a good opportunity to maintain contact with friends and colleagues.

The Retired Members Group takes part in the UNISON Retired Members structures, including sending delegates to regional committee and the annual Retired Members Conference.

The Group is affiliated to the West Midlands Pensioners Convention. The Group actively campaigns and takes part in public consultation exercises on a wide range of issues of concern to retired members. Examples of this are campaigns to Save the NHS, to protect Ring and Ride transport services, for the rights of retired members as benefit claimants and to get a decent pension.

Chair of Birmingham retired Members is Maureen Wade and they meet regularly.

contact Maureen for further information on

0121 354 8223 e: wade5SS@btinternet.com