8 – 10 April 2019
Bournemouth International Centre
Deadline for submission of motions
30 November 2018 — 6:00 pm
Publication of preliminary agenda
4 January 2019 — 1:00 am
Deadline for submission of delegates on the OCS
17 January 2019 — 6:00 pm
Deadline for submission of creche places on the OCS
31 January 2019 — 6:00 pm
Deadline for submission of amendments to motions on the OCS
8 February 2019 — 6:00 pm
Deadline for submission of reasonable adjustment requests for access on the OCS
11 February 2019 — 6:00 pm
Publication of final agenda
8 March 2019 — 1:00 am
Deadline for emergency motions on the OCS
29 March 2019 — 6:00 pm
Deadline for submitting change of delegates on the OCS
3 April 2019 — 6:00 pm
Registrations 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 (OCS). 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’ dispatch. 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
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH
Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Business Events Bournemouth. Using Business Events Bournemouth supports the work of our members in local government and ensures our continuing ability, as a not-for-profit organisation, to secure guaranteed rates for our conference venues. For full details of current availability and for bookings please go to:
or you can telephone on 01202 816147 or e-mail email@example.com
Please ensure that members have written confirmation of any booked and paid for accommodation.
Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel. Travel application forms are attached to the conference bulletin 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 will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors 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 below.
Contact the conference office
UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
Tel: 020 7121 5123