Conduct of delegates

All delegates, visitors, staff and facilitators are expected to behave in a courteous manner.  Aggressive, offensive, intimidatory, disrespectful or unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated.  This applies to all aspects of communication, at or in connection with the conference, including postings on social media. Complaints will be treated seriously.

The president has authority to take action in response to any complaint received or of their own initiative.  This includes issuing the delegate with an informal warning, preventing them from speaking in any debate or motion, excluding a delegate from all or part of the conference, or expulsion from conference.  The exercise of the president’s authority is separate from any decision to deal with the behaviour under the union’s disciplinary procedures.

Your regional secretary and regional representatives are available in the first instance for advice and support. Issues of unsatisfactory conduct can also be raised with the conference enquiry desk.