Thank you to outgoing Retired Member’s Chair, Diana Barnes – 8th May 2019

At the recent AGM of the Section, Diana Barnes informed us that after five years as Chair she wished to relinquish the post. Fortunately she will remain a member of the committee and be the organizer of social events. Held by us all in high regard with her good humour and wisdom, she has been […]

Chair’s report to the 2019 Retired Member’s AGM

  Despite the budgetary restrictions which we have had to work around in the past year, our executive committee continues to work to try and protect and improve the interests of Unison’s retired members in Hampshire.  Here are the main points of my Report in brief:   Campaigning, collectively and individually: to preserve the Bus […]

Hampshire Unison Retired Members’ Section – Planned social events for Spring/Summer 2019

Thursday 7th February – indoor bowls afternoon – Hatherley Bowing Club, Hill Lane, Southampton.  On bus route and has car parking.  1400 hours (2 pm) to start bowling – please wear flat soled shoes to protect surface.  Coaching will be provided, cost £3.  Complete beginners very welcome. Wednesday 15th May King John’s House, Romsey. 12:30 […]

Hands off our bus passes – The fight goes on

Have you read the article on this site about Richard Worrall’s sixteen day trek around England last October, celebrating ten years of the bus pass and raising money for charity? Two members of your committee met him when he arrived in Southampton and one accompanied him to his next stage to Lymington. Richard has recently […]

Happy New Year from Hampshire Retired Members Section

Above you will see a group from the Retired Members Section at our Christmas lunch held at the Bishop on the Bridge, Winchester. Clearly everyone was in high spirits and enjoyed the occasion. May I, on behalf of the Committee, wish you and your families a Happy New Year. We are organizing a number of […]

Join the campaign to save Orchard Close Care Home!

HCC is currently holding a consultation on the proposed closure of Orchard Close Respite Care Home on Hayling Island. Many service users and their families have been devastated by the proposal and are fighting hard to change the minds of HCC bosses who claim that closing the much loved respite care home could save them […]

A futurist’s advice to the Trade Union movement on the challenges ahead

It’s impossible to explore the future of industrial relations without first looking at how the world of work is evolving. Traditional models of full-time employment are being eroded by the growth of self-employment. Included in this is the rise of freelancing. Of the 4.8m self-employed people in the UK, 4.4m are ‘solo self-employed’ (employ no […]

Intrepid bus traveller has a message for Hampshire

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the England-wide bus pass for pensioners and to raise money for charity, Richard Worrall, seventy-three years, a councilor with Walsall Metropolitan Borough and committee member of the National Pensioners Convention has undertaken a sixteen-day bus trek around England. Heading from his home town, he travelled north towards the Scottish […]

National Pensioners Convention briefing on the October 2018 Budget

This Budget Briefing was prepared by our friends at the National Pensioners Convention an organisation to which we (the retired members section) are affiliated and hold in high regard.  We are grateful that they have given us permission to make it available to our membership. Chris O’Neill, Vice Chair Hampshire Retired Members Section Click here […]

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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