Equalities News

Join the branch to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons and get your pensions questions answered

Thursday 1st October is the International Day of Older Persons. To celebrate this, branch equalities officer, Kathleen Kennedy is hosting a virtual event for all members on the 29th of September 7—8 pm.

Kathleen said, “This event is being held to welcome International Day of Older Persons so we are inviting, in particular but not exclusively, the over 50s including all our retired members.

“All going well this could be a regular meeting in future. We would like to spend the hour chatting about issues that are affecting the working lives of our older members, so that UNISON can be made aware.”

Morag Lawrence
Morag Lawrence

UNISON’s Pension’s Champion and Board member Morag Lawrence will also be available to answer any questions you might have on your workplace pension. To make the best use of the hour, we would like you to send in your questions in advance of the event. This will allow either Kathleen or Morag to answer them on the night.

So if you have a question or would just like to hear the answers to someone else’s question then please join us on: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/326504205

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The International Day of Older Persons was established by the United Nations. The year 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. This year has also seen an emergence of COVID-19, that has caused an upheaval across the world.This a focus for the UN

The UN states, “Considering the higher risks confronted by older persons during the outbreak of pandemics such as COVID-19, policy and programmatic interventions must be targeted towards raising awareness of their special needs.

“Recognising older persons contributions to their own health and the multiple roles they play in the preparedness and response phases of current and future pandemics is also important.”