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In the latest 2023 MU’s Delegate Conference received a report from the Executive Committee (EC) on its activities since the last Conference, considered Conference Motions, submitted by members to Regional Committees, discussed and decided matters of policy, plus determined Rule changes. 

Read the Carried Motions

Find out more at what happened at the Conference 2023 in the video with highlights and relevant news.

Next Delegate Conference will take place in 2025.

Conference news

Latest updates on the MU Delegate Conference and Motions

How does MU Delegate Conference work

What do delegates talk about?

Each of the MU’s six Regions has an elected Regional Committee that talks about issues affecting them, such as local venues under threat. They send motions about these issues to be discussed at Conference. Delegates at Conference then discuss the motion, and vote to support or it or not to support it. 

What happens to motions afterwards? 

Those that pass are implemented. So if it’s a policy issue, it becomes MU policy. If it is something practical, we do it. 

What are Standing Orders?

Standing Orders are the rules that govern how Conference is run – how many people need to be there, and rules for speaking and passing motions. An elected Standing Orders Committee made up of MU members checks that all the motions comply with the MU’s rules and include a call to action. 

Every member gets a say

That’s a core trade union value. Delegates are MU members, nominated and democratically elected by other MU members. You can stand for election too, as long as you’ve been an MU member for at least a year. Why not stand as a delegate next time? Look out for future editions of The Musician and The Musician Extra for more information. 

Who chooses delegates? 

MU members do. Delegates are nominated and democratically elected. Members can stand for election, as long as they've been MU members for at least a year. Why not stand as a delegate next time? Watch out for the latest news about the Conference for more information. 

Can’t wait with a great idea? 

Delegate Confeence takes place every two years. Last Conference took place July 2023. However, you may consider sending a motion to your Regional Committee. Get in touch with your Regional Office to find out how.

Watch how the Delegate Conference went in 2019

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