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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 (DM 2018) Southport

DM 2018 will take place in Southport from Thursday 19 April to Sunday 22 April 2018, including sector conferences (19 April). The pre-DM NEC takes place in Southport on 18 April 2018. 

Information about DM 2018

  • All the union policy agreed at DM 2018 is available in the resolutions document containing the final text of all the motions agreed at the union's conference - DM 2018 resolutions
  • Information on how to register delegates for DM has been sent to branch officers. The deadline for delegate nominations was Friday 2 February 2018
  • The hashtag for this year is #DM18

Deadlines for DM 2018

  • Close of amendments 20 February 2018
  • Final agenda and annual report will be available by 13 March 2018.

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.

Delegate Meeting (DM 2016) Southport

DM 2016 was held from 14 April to Sunday 17 April 2016, including sector conferences.

DM 2016 documents -