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 (RVP) 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 2nd Vice President election:
In accordance with UNW By-law 13 ELECTION OF OFFICERS, Section 3.3 - In the event of a vacancy of the Second Vice President the successor shall be nominated from the accredited delegates to the previous Convention and further the successor shall be elected by the accredited delegates to the previous Convention - this is the official nomination call for all accredited delegates to the 2021 UNW 18th Triennial Convention interested in running for the position of 2nd Vice President.
Please note that according to UNW By-Law 12, sections 3, the successful incumbent for this position will only hold office for the period leading up to the UNW 19th Triennial Convention scheduled to take place October 25 – 27, 2023.
For more information, including the nomination package, visit the UNW 2nd Vice President Election page.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 3:00pm on Friday, July 21, 2023
Equity Vice President & Regional Vice President elections:
The UNW has completed the confirmations of all nomination received following the April 25 Nomination call for RVP/EVP positions.
The results in the 3 regions currently vacant are as follows and, in accordance with the by-laws and regulations, the remainder of the Executive positions will be announced at Convention in October:
In accordance with UNW By-Law 13, Election of Officers, Section 4.5, the candidates for RVP Kimberlite and RVP North Great Slave have been acclaimed to their positions, will take office immediately, and carry the office through to the UNW 20th Triennial Convention in the fall of 2026.