National Pensioners Convention
The National Pensioners Convention ('NPC') is the principal organisation representing pensioners in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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. It is made up of around 1,000 bodies representing 1.5 million members, organised into federal regional units.

Its objective is "to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement".

The NPC was founded by former Transport and General Workers' Union
Transport and General Workers' Union
The Transport and General Workers' Union, also known as the TGWU and the T&G, was one of the largest general trade unions in the United Kingdom and Ireland - where it was known as the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union - with 900,000 members...

 trade union leader, Jack Jones
Jack Jones (trade union leader)
James Larkin Jones, CH, MBE , known as Jack Jones, was a British trade union leader and General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union.-Early life:...

 in 1979. He served as its President until 2001, when he was succeeded by Rodney Bickerstaffe
Rodney Bickerstaffe
Rodney Bickerstaffe has been president of the UK National Pensioners Convention and was leader of Britain's largest trade union, UNISON until 2001....

, who had been general secretary of UNISON
UNISON is the largest trade union in the United Kingdom with over 1.3 million members.The union was formed in 1993 when three public sector trade unions, the National and Local Government Officers Association , the National Union of Public Employees and the Confederation of Health Service...

. Frank Cooper is the current President, with Neil Duncan-Jordan as National Officer.
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