UNW Locals


The UNW is made up of 23 Locals.

Members are assigned to a Local according to the bargaining unit to which they belong or the Department and Community where they work.

Members have direct access to the Union's decision making process through the Locals.  Members can take part in union programs, receive education, draft and vote on recommendations taken to Conventions and can be elected to Local, regional and UNW executives.  Local members can be selected to attend the UNW’s triennial conventions.
Each Local has an elected volunteer executive. A group of Locals within a geographic, political or economic area makes up a Region.  There are seven regions in the UNW.  Each Region has an elected Regional Vice President chosen by the Region's members. Their term of office is three years. Election results are announced at the UNW Triennial Convention which is held every third year. Regional Vice Presidents are the political representatives in the Regions and form the UNW Executive.
Below are links to some documents that assist the Locals:

2015 Local Executives Manual 

UNW Locals and Employers

Local Meetings Checklist  - to keep track of the reporting requirements of your Local.  

Local Election Results Form

        *The Election Results Form and Meeting Minutes should be sent to hq@unw.ca and dfa@unw.ca 


Mentorship Program Brochure

Visit the UNW Training Page for further information on courses and mentorship.


Local Presidents' Meeting

The Local Presidents have met annually since 2002 to netwrok, and discuss common goals and concerns.

The 2016 Local Presidents' meeting took place on June 11 and 12 at the UNW Training Centre. Please see the attached letter from Gayla Thunstrom.


Visiting Presidents to the UNW Full Executive Meetings

The UNW Full Executive meets formally a minimum of three times a year.  There is a rotation list of Local Presidents who are invited to attend the Full Executive Meetings.  Visiting Presidents have full voice at these meetings, but no vote.  They are also welcome to attend Executive committee meetings as observers.  

You can download the Visiting Presidents 2015-17 rotation list.  Visiting Presidents will be contacted approximately 3-4 weeks before the meeting.

If any member wishes to observe a Full Executive Meeting, they are welcome to do so.  Please contact the Director of Finance and Administration a couple of weeks in advance of the meeting for more information.  (Any related expenses would be the responsibility of the member or the Local.)