Retired Members


Hello, my name is Graham Wilson and I am the Secretary for the Retired Members Section of the Branch. As well as trying to keep members informed of issues specific to older people I represent the Branch at the North West Retired Members’ Regional Council which meets 4 times a year. 

The Council campaigns on issues that most affect pensioners. Prime amongst these are a substantial increase in the Basic State Pension, Health Care and the National Health Service, community and social care, disability issues, free nationwide travel on all forms of public transport and Post Office closures.

I should love to hear from you about any issues or concerns affecting pensioners.

Please send an Email for my attention to:manchesterclerical@cwumc.org 



Member Benefits

There are currently 22,000 retired members nationally each benefiting from:-

*  Advice on Pensions and Benefits

*  Free advice and representation (where applicable) for you and your partner from our Legal Services Dept. and Solicitors.

*  Continued access to discounted goods and services.

*  Regular information from your branch.

*  Receiving a copy of ‘The Voice’ and ‘The Link’ (specially for Retired Members).

* Your next of kin is entitled to receive the CWU Death Benefit. The Grant currently stands at £675.

*  Belonging to an organisation campaigning for pensioners.

*  All this for a reduced membership fee of £4-78 per month.

If you are retiring soon you can retain your CWU membership at this greatly reduced subscription rate. Contact me via the branch office.


Useful Links

DWP - Department for Work and Pensions: www.dwp.gov.uk 

North West Retired Members’ Council

OPRA - Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority www.opra.gov.uk/ 
Opra was set up by Parliament to help make sure that occupational pension schemes are safe and well run. 
Invicta House, Trafalgar Place, Brighton, Sussex BN1 4DW. 
Tel: 01273 627600, 
e-mail: helpdesk@opra.gov.uk 

NAPF - National Association of Pension Funds www.napf.co.uk/ 

FSA - Financial Services Authority www.fsa.gov.uk/ 
Independent body responsible for the regulation and supervision of the financial sector. 
25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, 
London E14 5HS 
Tel: 020 7676 1000 

OPAS - Office of the Pensions Advisory Service www.opas.org.uk/ 

Age Concern England
Astral House 
1268 London Road 
London 
SW16 4ER 
Tel. 020 8765 7200 
Fax. 020 8765 7211 
Email: ace@ace.org.uk 

Investment Management Association
The Investment Management Association represents the UK asset management industry. 

National Pensioners Convention
National Pensioners Centre 
9, Arkwright Rd, London, NW3 6AB. 
Tel. 020 7431 9820 
Fax. 020 7431 9830 

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

The Pensions Advisory Service 

The Pensions Ombudsman

The Trades Union Congress www.tuc.org.uk/pensions/