Latest Edition of Format - Retired Members Magazine

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Services for retired members

All NASUWT members on retiring from teaching have continuing access to the following benefits irrespective of their age and circumstances on leaving the profession. This includes whether or not they pay a retired member’s subscription:

  • entitlement to NASUWT legal and professional representation and advice in relation to any matter arising from former teaching employment at a time when the individual concerned was in subscription-paying membership of the Union;

  • entitlement to apply for benevolence assistance in the unfortunate event of the former member and/or their financial dependants experiencing hardship.

Subscription for retired members

Many retirees choose to pay a small subscription to continue in membership of the NASUWT as a retired member.

This involves emailing the NASUWT Membership Team to inform them of your change of status, following which you will be sent a letter of invitation to join your local Retired Members’ Association (RMA) and your subscription will be collected by direct debit, as before.

There are RMAs across the UK. The few retired members who are not served by a local RMA will be added to the list of centrally attached members and will receive information regularly from the Federation of Retired Members’ Associations (FRMA).

Phased retirement

Members who take phased retirement should continue as full members of the NASUWT, including by reducing their membership subscription to a part-time full membership subscription, as appropriate.

This involves emailing the NASUWT Membership Team to inform them of your change in status.

Retired membership status does not confer eligibility for NASUWT assistance in respect of any issues arising from continuing employment. This also applies to members who retire fully and then return to teaching on a supply basis.


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