City of Yellowknife Bargaining - Invitation to Mayor and Council

City of Yellowknife
Feb 15, 2023

The following letter was sent to Yellowknife Mayor and Council on Wednesday, February 15:

February 15, 2023

Yellowknife City Council
City of Yellowknife
via email –

Mayor Rebecca Alty
Councillor Garett Cochrane                
Councillor Tom McLennan
Councillor Ryan Fequet                        
Councillor Stacie Arden-Smith
Councillor Ben Hendriksen                  
Councillor Steve Payne
Councillor Cat McGurk                         
Councillor Rob Warburton

Re: Invitation to Meet with Union Leadership

Since they were locked out by their employer on February 8, City of Yellowknife bargaining unit members have been picketing at various City locations. Throughout this time, Union executives have been regularly visiting the pickets, speaking to members, and listening to their concerns.

We invite the Mayor and Council to meet with us – Gayla Thunstrom, Lorraine Rousseau, and Chris Aylward – to hear these concerns, ask us questions, and have a frank and friendly discussion about the issues our members are facing:

12:00pm on Thursday, February 16 in the 4th floor boardroom of the UNW building.

We are appealing to you to show City of Yellowknife employees, who are also residents and taxpayers, that you value and respect them and are willing to hear what they have to say.


Gayla Thunstrom, UNW President                                                                    
Lorraine Rousseau, PSAC North Regional Executive Vice President
Chris Aylward, PSAC National President