2022 National Delegate Conference

14 – 17 June 2022

The Brighton Centre Kings Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 2GR

UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has agreed to hold a National Delegate Conference on Tuesday 14th (10am) to Friday 17th (4pm) June 2022.

We have now opened the Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow branches 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 Tuesday 22nd February 2022.

UNISON’s National Delegate Conference takes place over four 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.

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 (OCS). Once you are registered you will receive a email confirmation from OCS.

If you have any queries about the conference, please email conferences@unison.co.uk

Travel Arrangements

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel by emailing


or telephone:

0800 091 4272

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.


Booking accommodation – please book any accommodation required with a reputable provider with a generous cancellation policy.

Please ensure that members have written confirmation of any booked and paid for accommodation

Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through VisitBrighton accommodation Booking Service.

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:

Link: https://book.passkey.com/go/UNDSC2022
Email: delegates@visitbrighton.com
Phone: 01273 292626


Deadline for Submission of Motions 12.00 noon Tuesday 22nd February 2022
Publication of Preliminary Agenda w/c Monday 14th March 2022
Deadline for Submission of Delegates 5.00pm Thursday 24th March 2022
Deadline for crèche places 5.00pm Thursday 31st March 2022
Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for access 5.00pm Thursday 7th April 2022
Deadline for Submission of Amendments 12.00 noon Tuesday 19th April 2022
Publication of Final Agenda w/c Monday 9th May 2022
Deadline for Emergency Motions 9.00am Tuesday 7th June 2022
Deadline for submitting Change of Delegates online on the OCS 11:59pm Wednesday 8th June 2022
Time table for submission of annual report questions from the branches/regions.

Questions must be submitted by midday Friday 20th May 2022.

Branches will receive a reply by 5.00pm  Friday 27th May 2022.

Supplementary questions must be received by Midday Wednesday 8th June 2022

Dates for Financial Statement

Questions must be submitted by 5.00 Wednesday 25th May 2022

Branches will receive a reply by 5.00 Wednesday 1st June 2022

Supplementary questions must be received by Midday Wednesday 8th June 2022

Personal pronouns

It is now possible to add your personal pronouns to the online conference system so that they can appear on your credentials.

For information on how to do this, please visit the UNISON website, click on events, choose your conference and scroll to the documents at the bottom of the page and open “Personal pronouns in OCS – User guide”.

If you require help, please email the conference team, conferences@unison.co.uk or telephone, 0207 121 5123.


Conference Motions