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.
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 SDGS@cwu.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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)
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.
Members' Conference 2015
NPC Lobby of Parliament, 5 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
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Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
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National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)
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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.
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Rowland Hill Fund - Offering financial aid to Royal Mail Group
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