NUJ delegate meeting
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.
Delegate Meeting (DM 2016) Southport
DM 2016 will take place in Southport from Thursday 14 April to Sunday 17 April 2016, including sector conferences.
Nomination packs for DM-elected bodies will be distributed in September 2015.
Nomination packs for the national executive, industrial and other executive councils will be sent out late October 2015.
Information on how to register delegates for DM will be issued in January 2016. Branches are advised to consider potential delegate(s) nominations prior to their January branch meeting.
- Close of motions nominations: 23 November 2015
- Preliminary agenda: 14 December 2015
- Close of amendments, confirmation and DM statements: 15 February 2016
- Final agenda and annual report: 7 March 2016
Delegate Meeting (DM 2014) Eastbourne
Reports from conference:
Thursday 10 April
The Future of Journalism seminar.
Friday 11 April
Saturday 12 April
Sunday 13 April
DM makes union decisions
Documents for DM 2014
The final agenda for DM 2014 is now available (members only).
The NUJ report to DM 2014 is now avaliable (members only)
The preliminary agenda for DM 2014 is now available (members only).
Errata slip for preliminary agenda for DM 2014 should be read with the preliminary agenda (members only).
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.