Your Executive

The Union of Northern Workers is lead by its Executive, which governs the UNW between conventions. The Executive is elected at the UNW Triennial Convention, where delegates meet to decide issues of policy and set the direction for the UNW.

PLEASE SEE INFORMATION ABOUT CURRENT RVP ELECTIONS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE: North Great Slave; Kimberlite; Deh Cho Regions


Your Current UNW Executive
(as of July 2021)

President - Todd Parsons
First Vice President - Gayla Thunstrom
Second Vice President - Sean Dalton
RVP Somba K'e - Josée-Anne Spirito
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong,
RVP Hay River - Ray Levesque
RVP Deh Cho - Christina Holman
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - John Dempster
RVP North Great Slave - VACANT
RVP Kimberlite - VACANT
Equity Vice President - Melvin Larocque   

If a Regional Vice President or Equity Vice President has to step down during the three year cycle, an election is run by mail ballot to all signed members of that Region 


UNW Full Executive Standing Committees

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Gayla Thunstrom - Chair; Josée-Anne Spirito, John Demptser

OHS COMMITTEE

Lauraine Armstrong - Chair; Sean Dalton, Melvin Larocque

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE

Sean Dalton, Christina Holman


DEADLINES FOR RVP NOMINATIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED - PLEASE SEE BELOW

Nomination Call for NORTH GREAT SLAVE Regional Vice President

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: extended to September 30, 2021

The official nomination call for all members interested in running for the position of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) of the North Great Slave Region was mailed to members' home addresses on August 11, 2021. Please note, new forms will not be mailed to members as the nomination period has been extended rather than recalled.

The Duties of Officers, including the Regional Vice-Presidents, are listed in the Union of Northern Workers’ By-Laws (link).

To be eligible to run for the position of RVP, you must be a current UNW member in good standing, in the North Great Slave Region, and must show that you have been active within the union at least one full (continuous) year as a Local Officer. You are required to provide the details related to your involvement at the Local level at the same time you submit your nomination to the election committee.

Your nominator and seconder must also be current members from the North Great Slave Region in good standing.

Due to the current Covid-19 Response Measures, we will accept electronic approval for nominations in lieu of physical signatures.

All nominations must be returned to the nominations committee no later than 5:00 pm on September 30, 2021.

The mailing address is:

Union of Northern Workers
Suite 400, 4910 53rd Street
Yellowknife, NT
X1A 1V2

Nominations may also be scanned and emailed to: baileyk@unw.ca

Fax nominations will also be accepted at: 867-920-4448. 

If you are interested in this position and require additional information, please contact the Director of Finance and Administration, Kim Bailey at the UNW.


Nomination Call for KIMBERLITE Regional Vice President

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: extended to September 30, 2021

    The official nomination call for all members interested in running for the position of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) of the Kimberlite Region was mailed to members' home addresses on August 11, 2021. Please note, new forms will not be mailed to members as the nomination period has been extended rather than recalled.

    The Duties of Officers, including the Regional Vice-Presidents, are listed in the Union of Northern Workers’ By-Laws (link).

    To be eligible to run for the position of RVP, you must be a current UNW member in good standing, in the Kimberlite Region, and must show that you have been active within the union at least one full (continuous) year as a Local Officer. You are required to provide the details related to your involvement at the Local level at the same time you submit your nomination to the election committee.

    Your nominator and seconder must also be current members from the Kimberlite Region in good standing.

    Due to the current Covid-19 Response Measures, we will accept electronic approval for nominations in lieu of physical signatures.

    All nominations must be returned to the nominations committee no later than 5:00 pm on September 30, 2021.

    The mailing address is:

    Union of Northern Workers
    Suite 400, 4910 53rd Street
    Yellowknife, NT
    X1A 1V2

    Nominations may also be scanned and emailed to: baileyk@unw.ca

    Fax nominations will also be accepted at: 867-920-4448. 

    If you are interested in this position and require additional information, please contact the Director of Finance and Administration, Kim Bailey at the UNW.


    Nomination Call for DEH CHO Regional Vice President

    DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: extended to September 30, 2021

      The official nomination call for all members interested in running for the position of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) of the Deh Cho Region was mailed to members' home addresses on August 11, 2021. Please note, new forms will not be mailed to members as the nomination period has been extended rather than recalled.

      The Duties of Officers, including the Regional Vice-Presidents, are listed in the Union of Northern Workers’ By-Laws (link).

      To be eligible to run for the position of RVP, you must be a current UNW member in good standing, in the Deh Cho Region, and must show that you have been active within the union at least one full (continuous) year as a Local Officer. You are required to provide the details related to your involvement at the Local level at the same time you submit your nomination to the election committee.

      Your nominator and seconder must also be current members from the Deh Cho Region in good standing.

      Due to the current Covid-19 Response Measures, we will accept electronic approval for nominations in lieu of physical signatures.

      All nominations must be returned to the nominations committee no later than 5:00 pm on September 30, 2021.

      The mailing address is:

      Union of Northern Workers
      Suite 400, 4910 53rd Street
      Yellowknife, NT
      X1A 1V2

      Nominations may also be scanned and emailed to: baileyk@unw.ca

      Fax nominations will also be accepted at: 867-920-4448. 

      If you are interested in this position and require additional information, please contact the Director of Finance and Administration, Kim Bailey at the UNW.

      Todd Parsons President
      Gayla Thunstrom First Vice President
      Sean Dalton Second Vice President
      John Dempster Regional Vice President Beaufort Delta-Sahtu
      VACANT Regional Vice President Deh Cho
      Lauraine Armstrong Regional Vice President Fort Smith
      Ray Levesque Regional Vice President Hay River
      VACANT Regional Vice President Kimberlite
      VACANT Regional Vice President North Great Slave
      Josée-Anne Spirito Regional Vice President Somba K'e
      Melvin Larocque Equity Vice President