2023 National Police and Justice Service Group Conference

5 – 6 October 2023

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)

UNISON’s Police and Justice Service Group Executive Committee has agreed to hold a 2023 Police and Justice Service Group Conference starting 9:30am on Thursday 5th October 2023, ending 5pm Friday 6th October 2023

We have now opened the Online Conference 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 Thursday 9 June 2023

UNISON’s Police and Justice Service Group Conference takes place over two 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. The bulletin can be downloaded by scrolling down to the end of this page, under resources.

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

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

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 an email confirmation from OCS. Deadline for registration is Thursday 13 July 2023 at 12pm.

Use the link below to search for your branch details:

Click here for UNISON Branch Finder

Travel Arrangements

Please consider the impact on the environment when making your decision on how to travel to Conference.

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for Conference through Stewart Corporate Travel via email at unison@stewarttravelmanagement.com or call 0800 091 4272. Please advise Stewart Corporate Travel if your delegates have railcards.

Branches are reminded that:

  • Travel costs for Delegates only will be funded from National Office
  • Travel costs for Visitors must be paid for by the branch.  Please note that a booking fee is applicable – further details from Stewart Corporate Travel.

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.

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

Request for first class travel and driving to conference should be made by 12pm Thursday, 21 Sept 2023


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.


Deadline for Submission of Motions 12.00pm Friday, 09 June 2023
Publication of Preliminary Agenda Friday, 30 June 2023
Deadline for Submission of Delegates 12.00pm Thursday, 13 July 2023
Deadline for Submission of Crèche places 12.00pm Thursday, 20 July 2023
Deadline for Submission of Amendments 12.00pm Friday, 04 August 2023
Deadline for Reasonable Adjustment requests for access 4.00pm Thursday, 27 July 2023
Publication of Final Agenda online Friday, 01 September 2023
Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for travel 12:00 pm Thursday, 21 September 2023
Deadline for Submission of Emergency Motions 12.00pm Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Deadline for Submitting Change of Delegates online on the OCS 11:59pm Sunday, 01 October 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.