No Delegate Meeting
AS WE went to press, NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet confirmed that Delegate Meeting (DM), the NUJ's conference, is cancelled. The next is not due until Spring 2022.
Elected officials will now stay in post until the next one, whenever that is. Meanwhile, Michelle is "investigating various technologies to maximise union democracy in this difficult time." Some sort of online consultation of delegates elected by NUJ Branches on some of the more urgent issues is possible. The pressing issue of the proposed rise in union subscription rates to avoid financial disaster comes to mind. (See here for background).
Within living memory, but before the dawn of the Age of Internet, the NUJ has held an emergency Special Delegate Meeting to allow delegates to vote on very urgent issues only. Such a meeting could be in London and last a single business day.