CWU’s Annual Conference
Conference takes place for five days each year in either April or May and is the parliament of our Union.
2019: 28th April – 2nd May, BIC, Bournemouth
Two of the five days are spent discussing issues that are appropriate to the whole Union. Then Conference is divided into sectional and industrial groupings for the remaining three days.
All documentation and agenda’s will be issued here:
All CWU members are entitled to attend Conference. If you wish to be a delegate or an observer, you must make an application through your branch.
Members of the union who wish to be an observer can also gain admission to the observers area by showing their membership card. Non member visitors should make a request for a visitors’ pass in writing and indicate the capacity in which they would be making the application.
The conferences are motion based. The closing date for motions is usually February for General Conference, and February/March for Industrial Conferences each year. Around 700 delegates representing almost 200,000 members attend the conference.
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Conference also attracts a small army of exhibitors. These include:
- Labour Party
- Simpson Millar Solicitors LLP
- CWU Affinity Partners, including UIA, UIB and BHSF.
The constitutional organisation of Conference, including the Agenda, Documentation and Standing Orders is dealt with by various Standing Orders Committees.
We produce a Conference Guide that will be distributed to all delegates and visitors attending the CWU Annual Conference. If you have organised an event that is to be held at conference please let us have full details for inclusion in the guide. Branches and regions are invited to place fraternal greetings adverts in the guide.
You can watch a live stream of the Conference sessions on Sunday and Monday via the link below. It will go live once Conference starts on Sunday morning.