Leanne Jones, Labour Link Officer – Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival and Labour Link Forum

Dear Members The Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival takes place this year 19-21 July.  It is a weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy, music and a grand procession through the village. There is no entrance charge on the Sunday apart from £10 parking fee and bucket collection. The procession takes place from 2 pm, the […]

Hampshire Retired Members statement on Government plans scrap free TV licenses for the over-75

Can you smell it? The stink of hypocrisy when Theresa May expresses her disappointment at the BBC announcement not to provide funding for free TV licences to the majority of pensioners over the age of 75. It was her government that transferred this unwanted burden on to the BBC. The resultant inquiry was passed into […]

Standing up for pensioners rights – Petition concerning TV licences for the over-75

You will probably be aware that the BBC has announced that it will not be providing funding for free TV licences for the majority of pensioners over the age of seventy-five. Your Committee believe this is shameful, and if you agree, we encourage you to sign the petition available here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234627 Currently over 75,000 people have […]

Retired Members’ social in Romsey

Making use of their Bus Passes some of the Retired Members Section recently gathered for lunch at King John’s House and Heritage Centre in Romsey.  It was a sunny mid-May day so we were able to eat outside in the beautiful garden.

Report from Hampshire Unison’s Labour Link Officer

Dear Members, As your UNISON Hampshire Labour link Officer I attended the Regional Labour Link Forum on the 8th March.  Two motions were passed, Cuts in Local Government and Modern Slavery, these will now go forward to the National Labour link Forum for further discussion. If you would like the full wording of the motions please let me know. At the same meeting I […]

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 […]