Joint Pensioners Committee (JPC)
BAE Systems operates a formal two way consultative process with pensioners. The JPC represents all pensioners of the BAE Systems Pension Scheme and the Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme. It examines and presents the views of pensioners on matters of general pensions interest or concern for those in receipt of a pension in these schemes so that these issues can be discussed between pensioners, BAE Systems and the pension scheme Trustees.
Pensioner representatives sitting on the JPC are normally elected for a four-year term of office. A two yearly rotational process means that the JPC can maintain the experience of pensioner representatives, so half of the current pensioner representatives are subject to election this time. Following the Scheme merger on 1 October 2019, the BAE Systems Pension Scheme includes pensioner members of the former BAE Systems 2000 Pension Plan, Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme and Alvis Pension Scheme. Whilst the BAE Systems 2000 Pension Plan previously had elected pensioner representatives on the JPC, the Alvis Pension Scheme and Shipbuilding Industries Pension Scheme pensioners will be asked to consider standing for the first time. The next election for both the BAE Systems Pension Scheme and Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme will take place shortly after the Scheme merger.
Pensioner Trustees for the BAE Systems Pension Scheme are currently selected by the Pensioner Representatives on the JPC. Therefore in order for a pensioner to be considered to be a Pension Member Nominated Trustee for that Scheme, he or she must first become a Pensioner Representative on the JPC. The Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme seeks nominations for its Pension Member Nominated Trustee direct from its pensioner members.
A number of pensioners' associations have been set up by ex-employees, who regularly get together to organise social events and outings which are separate from the Joint Pensioners Committee. Some of these groups are more formally constituted than others. All groups and associations listed welcome new members so why not contact them and join in.
Royal Ordnance Pensioners Network
The Pensioners Network was created in 1995 to provide a communication channel between ROPS Pensioners and Group Pensions.
The Pensioner Networkers are local contacts for members who have retired and are receiving a pension from the Royal Ordnance Pension Scheme.