2024 National Delegate Conference

18 – 21 June 2024

The Brighton Centre Kings Road Brighton East Sussex BN1 2GR

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UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has agreed to hold a National Delegate Conference starting 10am Tuesday 18th June, ending 4pm Friday 21th June 2024.

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 Tuesday 27th February 2024

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. The bulletin can be found and downloaded by scrolling down to the end of this page.

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 28 March 2024 at 12pm.

Use the link below to search for your branch details:

Click here for UNISON Branch Finder

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

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.

Travel can also be booked online using the Steward Travel Online Portal at https://www.gtp-marketplace.com/

Branches are reminded that:

  • Travel costs for Delegates and Sharer 1’s only will be funded from National Office.
  • Travel costs for Visitors and Sharer 2’s must be paid for by the branch. This is in line with Rule D.I.6 on shared delegates. Please note that a booking fee is applicable – further details from Stewart Corporate Travel.

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 responsible for funding their delegates’ and visitors’ attendance at conference.  Subsistence should cover the cost of accommodation, meals, childcare, dependent care, and facilitation.

Reasonable adjustment requests for travel should be made by 12pm Thursday, 06 June 2024


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 Visit Brighton 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/UJune2024

Email: delegates@visitbrighton.com

Phone: 01273 292626



Time Date
Deadline for Submission of Motions 12:00pm Tuesday, 27 February 2024


Publication of Preliminary Agenda Monday, 18 March 2024
Deadline for Submission of Delegates 12:00pm Thursday, 28 March 2024


Deadline for crèche places 12:00pm Thursday, 11 April 2024


Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for access 4:00pm Thursday, 11 April 2024
Deadline for Submission of Amendments 12:00pm Tuesday, 23 April 2024


Publication of Final Agenda Monday, 13 May 2024


Deadline for reasonable adjustment requests for travel 12:00pm


Thursday, 06 June 2024


Deadline for Emergency Motions 9:00am Tuesday, 11 June 2024


Deadline for submitting Change of Delegates online on the OCS 11:59pm Thursday, 13 June 2024


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.