CWU’s Annual Conference

Conference takes place for six days each year in either April or May and is the parliament of our Union.

2020: 19th -24th April, BIC, Bournemouth

Two of the six days are spent discussing issues that are appropriate to the whole Union. One day of Equality and then Conference is divided into sectional and industrial groupings for the remaining three days.

All documentation and agenda’s will be issued here:

CWU conference 2020 GENERAL

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.

Press and media enquiries should be directed to

Conference also attracts a small army of exhibitors. These include:

The physical organisation of Conference is the responsibility of the senior deputy general secretary. For further information contact Chris Tapper: or 0208 9717 331.

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.

Any enquiries concerning Conference should be directed in the first instance to Chris Tapper on 0208 971 7331 or

2019 Documentation:

General Conference Agenda 2019

Rules & Revision agenda pad 2019

Telecoms Conference agenda pad 2019

Postal Agenda 2019

General Conference – 28th April 19

1. General Conference – Sunday 28.4.19

General Conference 2019 Card Vote 1 – Motion 11


Rules Revision Conference – 29th April 19

2. Rules Revision Conference – Monday 29.4.19


Industrial Conferences – 30th April 19

TFSE 2019 – SOR No.3

3. T&FS Conference – Tuesday 30.4.19

4. Postal Conference – Tuesday 30.4.19


Industrial Conferences – 1st May 19

5. T&FS Conference – Wednesday 1.5.19

6. Postal Conference – Wednesday 1.5.19

Postal Conference 2019 Card Vote 1 Motion 99

Postal Conference 2019 Card Vote 2 Motion 112


Industrial Conferences – 2nd May 19

7. T&FS Conference – Thursday 2.5.19

8. Postal Conference – Thursday 2.5.19

2018 Documentation:

Rule Book 2018