2022 National Young Member Conference

2 – 4 December 2022

Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

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UNISON’s Young Member Self-Organised Group Committee has agreed to hold a Young Members Self-Organised Group Conference on Friday 2nd December to Sunday  4th December 2022.

We have now opened the Online Conferencing System (OCS) to allow submission of motions in line with the rule-book requirements. Information on when, how and who can submit it can be found in the NYMC bulletin.

Please note the deadline to submit motions on OCS is 12.00 noon on Friday 5th August 2022.

UNISON’s Young Member Self-Organised Group Conference takes place over (Three) day. All delegates 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.

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

Registration and Enquiries

Young Members wishing to attend Young Members Conference should contact their Young Members Regional Contact by 5pm, Thursday 18th August 2022

Please download Regional Young Members Contacts List below:

Click HERE 

If you have any questions or issues please contact Conference Office.

Travel Arrangement

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


or telephone:

0800 091 4272

Travel costs for Delegates will be funded nationally.

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.


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 Motions12.00 noonFriday 5th August 2022
Deadline to send request to attend to Regional YM Co-ordinator5:00pmThursday 18th August 2022
Publication of Preliminary AgendaFriday 2nd September 2022
Deadline for Submission of Delegates5.00pmThursday 22nd September 2022
Deadline for online Creche and Babysitting requests5.00pmThursday 6th October 2022
Deadline for Submission of Amendments to Standing Orders Committee5.00pmFriday 7th October 2022
Deadline for online Reasonable Adjustment requests for access5.00pmThursday 20th October 2022
Deadline for Submitting Change of Delegates on the OCS11.59pmMonday 28th November 2022
Publication of Final AgendaFriday 4th November 2022
Deadline for Emergency Motions5.00pmThursday 25th November 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.