The NUJ is fighting for adequate state pensions and decent occupational pensions and in support of maintaining and improving welfare services that enable older people to play their full role in society with dignity.

The NUJ has thousands of members over the age of 60. Some are still working, others are retired from work, but many have told us they want to get active with the NUJ.

The NUJ 60+ Council provides the opportunity for our members to use their vast experience and collective voice in shaping the work of the union.

The NUJ is affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention (NPC) and NUJ branches can affiliate to their NPC regional sectors so there is joint work at a local level.

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60+ Council

The 60+ council is an organisation of NUJ members aged over 60. The council campaigns on issues including 60+ ageism, pensions (state and occupational) and related equality issues.

NUJ 60+ was launched in November 2009 to help the union, union pensions groups and the National Pensioners' Convention in campaigning on issues that affect the quality of life of NUJ members aged 60 and over.

Six members are elected to the 60+ council at each delegate meeting on nominations from branches. The rest of the council is made up of one representative from each of the industrial councils and the SEC, WEC and the IEC.