Delegate meeting

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

The NUJ is a democratic union: all members can influence policy. NUJ DM is the union's main policy-making body. Since 2014, DM normally happens every two years.

All members are entitled to attend branch meetings and branches can submit motions and amendments to conference. A member can also volunteer to attend DM as a delegate and speak and vote on behalf of the members they are representing.

Delegates can speak in debates, vote and ask questions. If a motion is passed, it becomes union policy. To prepare for DM, branches hold a special meeting or meetings to discuss arrangements for the conference.

The conference also scrutinises the union's accounts and reviews reports from each sector and body of the union contained within the Report to Delegate Meeting.

During the DM conference, industrial sectors normally organise conferences to set priorities and exchange information about recent activity and specific issues affecting members working in their own sectors.

Delegate Meeting 2021

DM2021 took place between 17 May and 22 May 2021.

NUJ Informed DM2021

NUJ Informed's report on the Delelgate Meeting 2021

02 June 2021

DM2021 video playlist

During the week of DM2021, the union held a series of evening meetings, all of which are now on Youtube and accessible via the playlist below. The playlist also includes the video celebrating the NUJ's new members of honour that was played during the conference.

Click on the icon in the top right of the video below to see all videos in the playlist.

DM2021 news

DM2021: Tributes paid to Members of Honour 

The union’s latest Members of Honour – Gary Younge, Aidan White and Mary Curtin – were announced to Delegate Meeting on video. 

25 May 2021
DM 2021: Late notice motions (international)

DM agreed motions on media freeedom, Palestine and Black Lives Matter

23 May 2021
DM2021: Covid-19

Conference heard and discussed a range of motions relating to the effect of Covid-19 on members, the way they work and how the NUJ should respond.

23 May 2021
DM 2021: Late notice motions

A significant proportion of time on Saturday was dedicated to tackling late notice motions covering various themes.

22 May 2021
DM2021: the Journalist magazine

Online or print? Delegates were divided.

22 May 2021
DM 2021: Organisation

Name change. Reps' summit. Report to branches and chapels.

22 May 2021

 

Past conferences

DM 2021

 DM 2021 took place online between 17 May and 22 May 2021.

NUJ final agenda for DM 2021

This is the final agenda to be debated at the union's delegate meeting in May 2021 *Updated 13/5*

13 May 2021
DM 2021 Late Notice Motions and amendments

Late notice motions for consideration at the NUJ Delegate Meeting 2021 (includes LNMs 32-35).

22 May 2021
NUJ Report to Delegate Meeting 2020-21

Report to DM, March 2020 to May 2021. Addendum to the published Report to DM 2018-2020 by Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary.

13 May 2021
2020 NUJ financial accounts

NUJ financial statements for the year ended September 2020

17 May 2021
Financing the future – 2021

The NUJ faces a grave financial challenge, that puts at risk its ability to support members into the future.

24 March 2021
NUJ Report to Delegate Meeting 2020

The NUJ report to the delegate meeting including the union's accounts and reports from each sector and body of the union.

11 March 2020

DM Publications

Irish BDC 2019

Defending journalism in times of crisis – BDC 2019 Biennial Report

The past two years have been marked by relentless attacks on journalism at every level: regionally, nationally and internationally.

05 November 2019
BDC Conference agenda 2019

BDC 2019, Hotel Riu Plaza, The Gresham Dublin, Saturday 16 November.

05 November 2019

DM 2018

DM 2018 was held from 19-22 April 2016, including sector conferences.

DM 2018 resolutions

The DM2018 resolutions document contains all the final text of motions agreed at the union's sovereign decision-making conference, called 'delegate me...

25 June 2018
NUJ final agenda for DM 2018

The final agenda to be discussed at the NUJ Delegate Meeting (DM18) in April 2018.

08 April 2018
NUJ Report to Delegate Meeting 2018

The NUJ report to the delegate meeting including the union's accounts and reports from each sector and body of the union.

09 April 2018

DM 2016

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

DM 2016 resolutions

All the final motions agreed or remitted at delegate meeting 2016.

07 April 2017
NUJ Report to Delegate Meeting 2016

Conference report of work done since the last delegate meeting, prepared to present to the union's delegate meeting in Southport in April 2016

26 February 2016
NUJ final agenda for DM 2016

The final agenda to be debated at DM 2016.

03 March 2016