2023 National Women’s Conference

16 – 18 February 2023

BIC, Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH, UK

UNISON’s National Women Self-Organised Group Committee has agreed to hold a National Women Self-Organised Group Conference from 12pm Thursday 16th February to 1pm Saturday 18th February 2023.

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 Friday 14th October 2022

UNISON’s National Women Self-Organised Group Conference takes place over Three day. 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.

Delegates should contact their branch to be registered through the OCS.

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 Arrangement

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 be funded nationally;
Branches are responsible for funding their visitors attendance at conference. Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care and facilitation.

Conference Travel should be booked by the cheapest possible means.

Driving is discouraged for conference unless delegates are travelling together or as a reasonable adjustment. Total reclaimable will be the cost of standard tickets or cost of car travel – whichever is the lesser.

The 250 mile / upgraded or 1st Class travel rule is not applicable for conference travel

All travel requests (including upgraded or 1st Class Travel) as a reasonable adjustment must be reviewed and authorised by the Head of Conferences.


Branches are encouraged to arrange accommodation through Delegate Reservations, the accommodation service at Bournemouth Tourism.  Using Bournemouth Tourism 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:


Telephone: 01202 816147 or

E-mail: info@bebres.org.uk

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


Deadline for submission of Motions and Amendments to Standing Orders 12.00pm Friday, 14 October 2022
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday, 04 November 2022
Deadline for submission of Amendments 12.00pm Wednesday, 07 December 2022
Deadline for submission of Delegates 12.00pm Thursday, 24 November 2022
Deadline for submission of crèche places 12.00pm Thursday, 08 December 2022
Publication of Final Agenda Monday, 19 December 2022
Deadline for submission of reasonable adjustment requests for access 4.00pm Thursday, 05 January 2023
Deadline for submission of Emergency  Motions 5.00pm Thursday, 09 February 2023
Deadline for submitting Change of Delegates on the OCS 11.59pm Monday, 13 February 2023

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