2022 Virtual National Black Members Conference

27 – 28 May 2022


UNISON and the Self-Organised Group (SOG) Committee have decided to hold a Virtual National Black Members Conference on Friday 27th to Saturday 28th May 2022. 


Further to consultation with the Self-Organised Group Committee and following the recently updated COVID-19 restrictions and the uncertainty attached to the spread of the Omicron variant at the time of the planned physical conference, the decision has been taken to transfer UNISON’s Black Members Conference 2022 to a virtual platform. The decision has been taken to support branches, give them certainty in these times and to protect our activist’s health, safety, and wellbeing.

We have now opened the Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow branches to make any change of delegates and submit emergency motions in line with the rule-book requirements.

UNISON’s Black Members Conference takes place over 2 days. All delegates and visitors may attend all sessions of conference but voting on motions is restricted to delegates only. Delegates should attend all sessions of Conference.

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

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


Deadline for Submission of Motions on the OCS 11.00am Wednesday 15 September 2021
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday 8 October 2021
Deadline for Submission of Delegates on the OCS 4.00pm Thursday 28 October 2021
Deadline for Amendments to Motions on the OCS 12.00 noon Friday 5 November 2021
Deadline for babysitting and crèche requests on the OCS 4.00pm Thursday 11 November 2021
Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for access on the OCS 5.00pm  14th April 2022
Publication of Final Agenda Monday 6 December 2021
Deadline for Submitting Change of Delegates on the OCS 11:59pm Thursday 31 March 2022
Deadline for Submission of Emergency Motions on the OCS 17:00 13th April 2022