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.

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.


Your Current 2018 Executive (as of  June 19, 2018)

Todd Parsons  President,

First Vice President Gayla Thunstrom, Second Vice President Nicole Tews

 RVP Josee-Anne Thibault—Somba K'e, RVP Lauraine Armstrong—Fort Smith,

RVP Dawna O'Brien-Hay River, RVP Christina Holman—Deh Cho, RVP Sean Dalton—North Great Slave

RVP—Beaufort Delta/Sahtu (VACANT), RVP Kimberlite (VACANT), Equity Vice President, Melvin Larocque   


UNW Full Executive Standing Committees


Gayla Thunstrom - Chair;  Dawna O'Brien, Josee-Anne Thibault


Lauraine Armstrong


Sean Dalton, Christina Holman;  Nicole Tews



Todd Parsons President
Gayla Thunstrom First Vice President
Nicole Tews Second Vice President
Josee-Anne Thibault Regional Vice President Somba K'e
Lauraine Armstrong Regional Vice President Fort Smith
Dawna O'Brien Regional Vice President Hay River
Rosa Kayotuk Regional Vice President Beaufort Delta-Sahtu
Christina Holman Regional Vice President Deh Cho
Vacant Regional Vice President Kimberlite
Melvin Larocque Equity Vice President
Sean Dalton Regional Vice President North Great Slave