Black members conference 2015

6 – 8 February 2015

The Brighton Centre

The national conference of UNISON’s Black members’ self-organised group.

Registrations 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.

Venue and accommodation

The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

The venue

For more than 30 years, the council-run Brighton Centre has been a favourite UK venue for exhibitions, conferences, trade fairs, public shows, product launches, banquets and live entertainment. For more information, see the Brighton Centre’s website.

Travel arrangements

Branches are asked to book all travel arrangements for conference through Stewart Corporate Travel. Travel application forms are attached to the conference bulletin.

Wherever possible, please ensure train tickets are delivered to you directly as collecting them from stations incurs an extra charge.

Travel costs for delegates will be funded nationally; travel costs for visitors 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.


Accommodation can be booked via the link

Who should attend

To be eligible to attend the national Black members’ conference you must define yourself as Black and be a member of one of the following groups:

  • branch Black members’ group;
  • regional Black members’ group;
  • national Black members’ committee;
  • national disabled members’ committee;
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender committee;
  • women’s committee.

Each branch may send six delegates to the conference, and delegations must be in line with UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation (see conference bulletin for full details).

Branches and regions may send Black visitors to the conference. All expenses, including travel, must be met by the branch or region.

Contact the conference office

UNISON Conference Office, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY

Tel: 020 7121 5123