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
For members who apply to continue their CWU membership within 26 weeks of retirement. Includes access to the death benefit.
- Retired associate member application
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.
Once completed post your application form back to us for free (no stamp required):
CWU Organising Department,
London, SW19 1RX
The Link Magazine
The magazine for CWU retired members with all the latest news and information on issues relevant to the union’s retired members. Take a look through previous issues on our HQ website.
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.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health enefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.
The Pensions Regulator
Committed to increasing confidence and participation in work-based pensions
Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association
Formerly National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), they are the national association with a ninety-year history of helping pension professionals run better pension schemes.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Formerly a part of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the FCA regulate the financial services industry in the UK.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA)
Formerly a part of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), the PRA is a part of the Bank of England and responsible for the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms.
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)
They offer free and impartial guidance to people with workplace and private pensions.
Formerly Age Concern England and Help the Aged Aged, they provide information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and more.
National Pensioners’ Convention
The campaigning voice of Britain’s pensioners.
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.