2021 National Young Members’ Conference

3 – 5 December 2021

Cardiff City Hall, Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3ND

UNISON has made the decision to begin the re-commencement of physical UNISON Rule Book Conferences for 2021.

UNISON’s Young Members Group Forum has agreed to hold a Young Members Conference on Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021.

Under current government guidelines, we would not be able to hold a physical conference, but with the dynamic COVID-19 situation we find ourselves in, things may change.

We think it is really important to put plans in place so that if we can hold physical conferences in 2021, we will do so.

With this in mind, we have opened Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow regions to register delegates and submit motions in line with the rule-book requirements.

Please note the deadline to submit motions on OCS is

12.00 noon on Thursday 12th August 2021 

The Young Members Conference takes place over three days. All delegates may attend all sessions of conference but voting on motions is restricted to regional delegates. Delegates should attend all sessions of Conference.

In the event that the government guidance restricts UNISON from holding a physical Conference, Young Members Conference 2021 will revert to a virtual conference. 

In this event, there will be some changes to the way that Conference is conducted. 

All registered delegates will be informed of any changes to the delivery of Conference 

The conference bulletin will have further information on motion submission from the SOC and submission deadlines.

Delegates should contact their region to be registered via their regional contact through the OCS.

If you have any queries, please contact the Conference Office at conferences@unison.co.uk


Deadline for Submission of Motions 12.00 noon Thursday 12th August 2021

Deadline to send request to attend to Regional YM Co-ordinator 5:00pm Thursday 19th August 2021

Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday 3rd September 2021

Deadline for Submission of Delegates 5.00pm Thursday 9th September 2021

Deadline for online Creche and Babysitting requests 5.00pm Thursday 16th September 2021

Deadline for Submission of Amendments to Standing Orders Committee 5.00pm Thursday 7th October 2021

Deadline for online Reasonable Adjustment requests for access 5.00pm Thursday 21st October 2021

Deadline for Submitting Change of Delegates on the OCS 5.00pm Thursday 4th November 2021

Publication of Final Agenda Friday 5th November 2021

Deadline for Emergency Motions 5.00pm Thursday 26th November 2021