Union democracy

The NUJ is a democratic union with opportunities for members to get involved a multiple levels.

The NUJ's structures present many opportunities to get more involved in the union. 


Branches play an important role in union democracy and are a great way to get more involved in the union.


There are a number of chapel roles defined in the rulebook. The lead rep in a chapel is known as the mother or father of the chapel.

Delegate meeting

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


The union encourages all members to play an active role in our organisation and the NUJ is a democratic and campaigning trade union that strives to represent media workers in all sectors of the media industry.