Retired Members Section

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 LargeTo 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



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. Click on the link below for more details about the benefits of retaining membership.



The magazine for CWU retired members


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.


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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