South East motions successful at UNISON National Retired Members Conference 2019

South East Retired Members were well represented at the 2019 UNISON National Retired Members Conference in October.

The South East Region Retired Members Committee proposed two motions, “Universal Credit and the effect on pensioners in mixed age couples” which was composited with motion 21 Southwest Region “Universal Credit and Pensioners” as amended by City of Wolverhampton. This Composite was passed by the conference.

“Senior Railcards travel restrictions” pointed out that within the South East region different rail companies have different interpretations of what a busy time is. The debate had some speakers saying in their area there were no restrictions, others spoke of the very limited use they could make of the card due to rail companies’ restrictions. This highlighted the problem and the motion was passed.