Category: Retired members

MAC senior December 2016 edition

The December edition of MAC senior, the newsletter for UNISON Scotland’s retired members, is out now. This month’s edition features Dave Watson – UNISON’s Head of Policy & Public Affairs in Scotland – on the current BREXIT discussion.

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MAC Senior October 2016 edition

MAC Senior October 2016 edition

The October 2016 edition of MAC senior, the newsletter for UNISON’s Scottish retired members, is out now. Issue 15 features highlights from UNISON’s 2016 National Retired Members’ Conference which was held in Southport on 4th/5th October.

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Don’t be fooled – you’re unlikely to get a full state pension if you’re retiring in the next few years

The Branch has received the first in a series of briefings prepared by UNISON’s Pension Unit to increase awareness of what is going on and why changes in pensions are important for all UNISON members.

The attached briefing sets out the changes to the State Pension that will affect everyone who is reaching their State Pension Age on or after 6 April 2016. It was written by UNISON National Pensions Officer Alan Fox.

In it he says: “You may have heard that from 6 April 2016… your state pension will become £150 a week, as this is what the new state pension amount will be. Sadly you’re likely to be in for a shock!”  The full Pension Briefing

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