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.


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.

**Announced as the position was vacant at the time of the election:
Kimberlite - ACCLAIMED: Kurt Bergstrom, from Local 3050
**Announced due to a recent resignation:
Beaufort Delta-Sahtu - ELECTED: John Dempster, from Local 3
Thank you to all members who put their names forward and voted.


Your Current UNW Executive
(as of  July 2020)

President - Todd Parsons
First Vice President - Gayla Thunstrom
Second Vice President - Sean Dalton
RVP Somba K'e - Josée-Anne Spirito
Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong,
RVP Hay River - Chris Boutilier
Deh Cho - Christina Holman
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - John Dempster
RVP North Great Slave - Bridget O'Keefe
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.

UNW Full Executive Standing Committees


Gayla Thunstrom - Chair;  Bridget O'Keefe, Josée-Anne Spirito


Lauraine Armstrong - Chair; Sean Dalton, Melvin Larocque


Sean Dalton, Christina Holman



Todd Parsons President
Gayla Thunstrom First Vice President
Sean Dalton Second Vice President
Josée-Anne Spirito Regional Vice President Somba K'e
Lauraine Armstrong Regional Vice President Fort Smith
Chris Boutilier Regional Vice President Hay River
John Dempster Regional Vice President Beaufort Delta-Sahtu
Christina Holman Regional Vice President Deh Cho
Kurt Bergstrom Regional Vice President Kimberlite
Bridget O'Keefe Regional Vice President North Great Slave
Melvin Larocque Equity Vice President