Retired Members

The retired members section is open to all UNISON members who have retired from work.  You do not have to have been a member of the Dudley General Branch to become a retired member.  Members of other branches who have retired and find it convenient to attend our meetings rather than meetings of their former branch are entitled to join.  However, we may charge a one off joining fee off £10.  Former members of the Dudley General Branch are entitled to free life membership.

The Retired members group holds monthly meetings normally on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Dudley Town Hall.  As well as hearing interesting guest speakers the group is very active within both the West Midlands and National Retired Member Organisation. The group has actively campaigned on pension reform. The group also organises various trips and outings throughout the year.  In the past these have included trips to 'Can't Cook, Won't Cook', The London Eye, The War Cabinet Rooms and Bletchley Park.  The group has also taken parties to Flanders and Normandy.

The groups activities are also open to the spouses, partners and friends of members.

The Officers of the group are:

Ann Kippest Chairperson 01384 256834
David Kippest Treasurer 01384 256834
Jean Rudd Hon. Secretary 01902 681454


Retired Trips 2017

Tuesday, 25th April         Lunch at The Punch Bowl with an afternoon visit to Ludlow when it is Market day. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DAY FOR OUR APRIL TRIP.  
Thursday, 15th June                     Broadway and Bourton on the Water.  
Thursday, 10th August   Trip to Llandudno.
Thursday, 14th September A visit to Speke Hall, Liverpool. This is a National Trust property.  
Thursday, 14th December   Christmas Meal at The Down Inn, Bridgnorth.


 Retired Programme 2017

7th February Having a Ole Loff
Mike Samspon
7th March Independent, Safe, Warm & Well
Charlotte Bennett (Winter Warmth Support Service)
Katie Bott (Living Well Feeling Safe)    
4th April Upstairs/Downstairs
Patricia Boyd  
2nd May A Sweet Treat Presentation by Nova Chocolates
Jackie Smith
6th June Cotwall End Nature Reserve
Moira & Paul Greenaway
4th July Annual Charity Bring & Buy
Dudley Kidney Patients Association
5th September Do you Remember Life in the 50’s?
John Billingham
3rd October You can’t Abdicate and Eat it (Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson)
Mary Bodfish  
7th November Murder, Mayhem & Dastardly Deeds in our Locality before World War I
Nigel Metcalfe  
5th December A.G.M. with Christmas Sing Song.