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 Full Executive
(updated January 31, 2024)
President - Gayla Thunstrom
First Vice President - Melvin Larocque
Second Vice President - Annette Thompson
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - Maria Amestoy
RVP Deh Cho - VACANT
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong
RVP Hay River - Jeff Groenewegan
RVP Kimberlite - Michael Critch
RVP North Great Slave - Todd Parsons
RVP Somba K'e - Randy Thompson
Equity Vice President - VACANT