17 – 18 June 2018
The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR
2018 Local Government Conference Decisions can be downloaded below under resources.
Registration and Enquiries
If you want to attend the conference, please contact your branch, who can register you as a delegate or visitor on the Online Conference System.
If you have any queries about the conference, contact our conference office (see details below).
Please help us to help the environment
We’re doing our best to reduce the environmental impact of our conferences. This year, we are providing all delegates with the chance to opt out of being sent paper copies of our conference materials as part of the delegates’ despatch. All these documents will be available online via the conference app, and on the UNISON website. You can then download them onto your laptop or tablet to view online while you are at conference. If you wish to opt out please indicate this on the ‘Extras’ screen options on the Online Conference System (OCS). If you do not opt out, you will be sent all documentation in hard copy form.
For further information, please see the ‘Opting Out’ document below.
Venue and Accommodation
The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 2GR
Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Brighton’s accommodation booking service, VisitBrighton. Using the Booking Service supports the work of our members in local government and ensures our continuing ability, as a not-for-profit organisation, to secure preferential rates for our conference venues. For full details of current availability and for bookings please go to:
You can also e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01273 292626
Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel. Travel application forms are included in the conference bulletin (see below).
Wherever possible, please ensure train tickets are delivered to you directly as collecting them from stations incurs an extra charge.
Travel costs for Delegates and Sharer 1’s will be funded nationally; travel costs for Visitors and Sharer 2’s must be paid for by the branch.
Branches are responsible for funding their delegates’ and visitors’ attendance at conference. Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.
Who should attend
Full details on who can attend, branch representation, proportionality and fair representation are available in the conference bulletin (see below).
Contact the Conference Office
UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
Tel: 020 7121 5123