NUJ delegate meeting
DM makes union decisions
The NUJ’s policy, objectives and campaigning priorities are decided at the NUJ conference – the delegate meeting (DM).
NUJ DM is the union’s main policy-making body. A member can volunteer to attend DM as a delegate and speak and vote on behalf of the members they are representing.
The NUJ is a democratic union: all members can influence policy. All members are entitled to attend branch meetings and branches can submit motions and amendments to conference.
Delegates can speak in debates, vote and ask questions. If a motion is passed, it becomes union policy. To prepare for DM every branch holds a special meeting to discuss arrangements for the conference.
DM 2014 – Eastbourne
The DM packs containing National Executive Council, industrial councils and DM nominations, plus information about the conference and motions will be sent out in September 2013. (The NEC is the main supervisory body of the union, and carries out delegate meeting instructions.)
The following dates are important deadlines that branches and tabling bodies must adhere to for DM 2014:
- Close of motions and nominations (DM bodies): 13:00 on 25 November 2013
- Close of amendments and confirmation of motions and DM nominations: 13:00 on 10 February 2014
- Delegate Meeting 2014: 11-14 April in Eastbourne
All deadlines will be strictly enforced.
Information on how to register delegates for conference will be issued in January 2014. Please note: given the closing date for delegate nominations, branches may wish to consider potential delegate/observer candidates before their January branch meeting.
Documents for DM 2014
The preliminary agenda for DM 2014 is now available. To get your copy, visit the NUJ documents library page - get the DM 2014 preliminary agenda now.
Report to DM
The conference also scrutinises the union’s accounts and reviews reports from each sector and body of the union.
Documents from previous conferences, including the reports to DM, are available on the DM documents page.
The 2012 DM agreed to hold the conference every two years after the 2014 conference.
During the DM conference, each industrial sector also organises a conference to set priorities and exchange information about recent activity and specific issues affecting members working in their own sectors.