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NUJ delegate meeting

The NUJ's policy, objectives and campaigning priorities are decided at the NUJ conference – the delegate meeting (DM).

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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.

Find the details of your local branch so you can contact your branch secretary and other union representatives. Any queries about DM please email:

Read the guide to the delegate meeting from the standing orders committee and Writing motions – how to and how not to do it.

Delegate Meeting Southport - DM2020

The next delegate meeting will take place in Southport on 24-26 April 2020.

DM documents (members-only, requires log on to the website to access) -

DM deadlines -

  • Close of motions and nominations is 19 November 2019                                      
  • Close of amendments and confirmation of DM statements is 18 February 2020 
  • Final agenda and annual report available on 10 March 2020

If you have queries please email:

DM voting
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to DM

Reading the annual report
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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.

DM 2018 documents

DM18 was held from 19-22 April 2016, including sector conferences.

DM 2016 documents

DM16 was held from 14-17 April 2016, including sector conferences.