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Becoming a member is very easy. Membership is only £10 annually. It is deducted at source by the Department of Education, so all you have to do is to fill in the postcard which you should have received or will receive from the Hon. Secretary shortly after you retire or click the Downloads button to download a form which you can print out, complete and return to the Hon. Secretary.

If you have not spent your teaching career in N.I. but wish to join us, you can do so by sending the Annual Subscription of £10 directly to the Hon. Secretary at any time.

We have many members in various parts of the world and many of our most fervent members come from Eire and Europe. We also have members in U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Indeed, those in South Africa certainly appreciate the work done by RTA through PSPC to try to get the U.K. Government to index link their pensions. Did you know that if you choose to live in some areas abroad your pension will remain the same, even though if you are resident in U.K. it rises annually, albeit very slightly, at the moment?

Join us and help us try to improve conditions for pensioners. The greater our strength the greater our influence. Already, all the political parties are realising that we have a voice. In fact, most of the changes envisaged for the future are as a direct result of organisations like RTANI lobbying for change. To join us, click the Contact Us button on the right for the Hon. Secretary's details.


RTA is the only association dealing solely with the concerns and needs of retired teachers and is also a member of the Public Service Pensioners' Council which looks after the interests of all retired public servants. RTA is a Corporate Member of Age Concern Northern Ireland and is affiliated to other organisations committed to the welfare of older people and representing their particular interests.

All Westminster MPs and local MLAs are kept fully informed as to the adverse effect which current Government policy is having on pensions. We also work closely with many other agencies to highlight the difficulties retired teachers are experiencing.

Each Autumn, as a member of RTA, you will receive the Annual Report and an invitation to our AGM and lunch. The Annual Report and the Annual General Meeting will keep you informed of how RTA is helping to protect your interests.

Our membership stands at around 2500. Join us and help us to become an even stronger voice for pensioner teachers and lecturers.