Retired Members

RMAC - Retired Members
The CWU now has just under 18,000 retired members. The advisory committee objectives are to promote the interests of all retired members and to campaign on matters that are relevant such as Pensions, Healthcare and Mobility. The policy of the committee is to encourage every CWU Branch to establish a Retired Members Section. If you are retiring soon you can retain your CWU membership at a greatly reduced subscription rate. Contact your local Branch Secretary for details, the phone number is on your CWU membership card.

The Committee continues to build links with the National Pensioners Convention - the campaigning body with regions throughout the United Kingdom.

Tony Kearns Large
To find out what the RMAC has been up to read the retired members' news.

Tony Kearns, Senior Deputy General Secretary is the officer responsible for the committee. Tony can be contacted at

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If you have recently retired and would like to retain your membership with the CWU, you can do so at a discounted rate whilst still making use of the excellent benefits. Simply click on the relevant application form below, save it to your computer or print it out and send it back to us once you've completed it to the address below or email If you have any trouble completing the form please give us a call on freephone 0800 731 7434.

- Retired member application form (for members who apply to continue their CWU membership within 26 weeks of retirement. Includes access to the death benefit)

-Retired Members form (PDF version)

- Retired associate member application form (for members who apply to continue their CWU membership after 26 weeks of retiring. Membership fees are lower but membership does not allow access to the death benefit)

- Retired Members form(PDF version)

Once completed post your application form back to us for free (no stamp required):

CWU Organising Department,
London, SW19 1RX

Retired Members Advisory Committee (RMAC) Minutes:


RMAC minutes: 29th January 2014


RMAC minutes: 8th October 2013
RMAC minutes: 23rd January 2013


RMAC minutes: 8th November 2012
RMAC minutes: 26th July 2012

RMAC minutes: 18th January 2012


RMAC minutes: 24th November 2011
RMAC Minutes - 11 August 2011
RMAC Minutes - 2nd Feb 2011

Minutes from 2008, 2009 and 2010 are archived under Minutes.


NPC Lobby of Parliament, 4th November 2015

CWU Retired Members' Conference 2015

NPC Lobby of Parliament, 5th November 2014

NPC Campaign report, October 2014

Pensioner's Manifesto 2015: Briefing Paper

CWU retired members have their say at Pensioners' Parliament, 17th - 19th June 2014

NPC Campaign Report

CWU retired members' conference report, 30th January 2014

NPC lobby of Parliament, 27th November 2013

NPC Retired Members Advisory Conference report November 2012.doc

Useful links:

Calibre Audio Library
brings the pleasure of reading to people who have a sight problem, dyslexia or physical disabilities, through a free nationwide postal service of recorded books. They offer a choice of over 8,000 titles fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged by professional actors and broadcasters.

The Calibre website provides details of all their services including on-line access to their complete catalogue of audio books.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Pensions Regulator - Committed to increasing confidence and participation in work-based pensions

National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)

Financial Services Authority (FSA) - Independent body responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial sector.

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)

Age UK - formerly Age Concern England and Help the Aged Age - Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and more.

National Pensioners' Convention -The campaigning voice of Britain's pensioners.

Pensions Resource Groups - A group of trade unionists and other individuals interested in the subject of pensions.

The Pensions Ombudsman - Investigating complaints about how pension schemes are run.

BT Benevolent Fund - Exists to help current and former BT employees in need of financial assistance. Most of our help goes to BT pensioners and their dependents.

Rowland Hill Fund - Offering financial aid to Royal Mail Group colleagues, pensioners and their families in times of need.

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