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.
Your Current UNW Executive
(as of February 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 - VACANT
RVP Deh Cho - Christina Holman
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - John Dempster
RVP North Great Slave - VACANT
RVP Kimberlite - Kurt Bergstrom
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 - PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THE ELECTION FOR RVP HAY RIVER.
UNW Full Executive Standing Committees
Gayla Thunstrom - Chair; Josée-Anne Spirito
Lauraine Armstrong - Chair; Sean Dalton, Melvin Larocque
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Sean Dalton, Christina Holman
2020 REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Hay River RVP Vacancy:
The official Nomination Call for all members interested in running for the position of the Regional Vice-President (RVP) of the Hay River Region was mailed to members' home addresses on file this week.
The Duties of Officers, including the Regional Vice-Presidents, are listed in the Union of Northern Workers’ By-Laws:
Below is the nomination form for this position:
To be eligible to run for the position of RVP, you must:
- be a current UNW member in good standing, in the Hay River Region,
- 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.
- have a nominator and seconder who are current members in good standing from the Hay River Region
DEADLINE: All nominations must be returned to the nominations committee no later than 5:00 pm on December 23, 2020.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax nominations will also be accepted at: 867-920-4448. Please see special notices on the Nomination Call.
If you are interested in this position and require additional information, please contact the Director of Finance and Administration, Kim Bailey at the UNW.
Triannual RVP Elections:
All RVP elections have concluded! In accordance with UNW By-laws and Regulations, the outcome of these elections will be confirmed and announced at the UNW Triennial Convention in 2021, with the exception of the two listed below.