Just because you’re retiring from teaching, you don’t have to retire from the NUT.
Retired teachers still make a contribution by, for example, assisting with local campaigns, going to meetings and helping recruit new members. Retired members' sections also offer a range of social opportunities to maintain contact with friends in the NUT.
Retired members continue to receive The Teacher, and can:
You can also benefit from:
How do I remain a member?
Ring the helpdesk on 0207 380 0639, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, and explain that you are retiring soon. It’s easy to amend your Direct Debit to the retired teacher rate.
Which NUT local association will I belong to?
You will be assigned to the association linked to your last place of work, or you may choose a different association (eg where you live), subject to acceptance.
Caution! Retired membership does not give you legal and professional cover. If you intend to teach after retirement you’ll need to sign up to supply or part-time membership instead.