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.
Irish Biennial Delegate Conference 2023
Saturday 11 November.
23 O'Connell Street,Upper North City
Dublin, D01 C3W7
Delegate Meeting 2023
DM Week started officially on Monday 24 April, with the debates and DM business at Congress House, London, from April 28- April 29.
DM 2021 took place online between 17 May and 22 May 2021.
The DM 2021 Resolutions booklet lists all the decisions taken at the union's conference.
Report to DM, March 2020 to May 2021. Addendum to the published Report to DM 2018-2020 by Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary.
NUJ financial statements for the year ended September 2020
The NUJ faces a grave financial challenge, that puts at risk its ability to support members into the future.
This is the final agenda to be debated at the union's delegate meeting in May 2021 *Updated 13/5*
Late notice motions for consideration at the NUJ Delegate Meeting 2021 (includes LNMs 32-35).
The past two years have been marked by relentless attacks on journalism at every level: regionally, nationally and internationally.
BDC 2019, Hotel Riu Plaza, The Gresham Dublin, Saturday 16 November.
DM 2018 was held from 19-22 April 2016, including sector conferences.
The DM2018 resolutions document contains all the final text of motions agreed at the union's sovereign decision-making conference, called 'delegate me...
The final agenda to be discussed at the NUJ Delegate Meeting (DM18) in April 2018.
The NUJ report to the delegate meeting including the union's accounts and reports from each sector and body of the union.
DM 2016 was held from 14-17 April 2016, including sector conferences.
All the final motions agreed or remitted at 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
The final agenda to be debated at DM 2016.