UNW 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 (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.

 

Information about RVP elections:

Recent elections:

Election for Deh Cho Regional Vice President - No nominations were received as of the close of nominations. Please stay tuned for updates.
Election for Hay River Regional Vice President (nominations closed September 22, 2022)
Election for Somba K'e Regional Vice President (nominations closed June 22, 2022)
Election for Kimberlite Regional Vice President (nominations closed June 27, 2022)

President - Gayla Thunstrom
First Vice President - Melvin Larocque
​​​​Second Vice President - Josée-Anne Spirito
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - Kenzie MacDonald
RVP Deh Cho - VACANT
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong
RVP Hay River - VACANT
RVP Kimberlite - Craig Black
RVP North Great Slave - VACANT
RVP Somba K'e - Randy Thompson (acclaimed June 2022)
Equity Vice President - Brad Brake  

*As per Resolution BG9, which was passed at the UNW 18th Triennial Convention in October 2021, the President of Local 3050 will represent the members of the Kimberlite region at the UNW Executive table so long as the position is vacant. 

President - Gayla Thunstrom
First Vice President - Melvin Larocque
​​​​Second Vice President - Josée-Anne Spirito
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - Kenzie MacDonald
RVP Deh Cho - Dennis Nelner
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong
RVP Hay River - Ray Levesque
RVP Kimberlite - Gerry Mainville
RVP North Great Slave - Kevin Butt
RVP Somba K'e - VACANT
Equity Vice President - Brad Brake  

*As per Resolution BG9, which was passed at the UNW 18th Triennial Convention in October 2021, the President of Local 3050 will represent the members of the Kimberlite region at the UNW Executive table so long as the position is vacant. 

President - Todd Parsons
First Vice President - Gayla Thunstrom
Second Vice President - Marie Buchanan
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu - David Bob
RVP Deh Cho - Christina Holman
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong
RVP Hay River - Dawna O'Brien
RVP Kimberlite - Ivan Landry
RVP North Great Slave - Jason Card
RVP Somba K'e - Susan Harrison
Equity Vice President - Rashmi Patel

photo of the UNW executive elected at the 2017 UNW Triennial Convention

President - Todd Parsons
First Vice President - Gayla Thunstrom
Second Vice President - Marie Buchanan
RVP Beaufort Delta/Sahtu -  Val Robertson
RVP Deh Cho - Christina Holman
RVP Fort Smith - Lauraine Armstrong
RVP Hay River - Dawna O'Brien
RVP Kimberlite - Ivan Landry
RVP North Great Slave - Chris Potyok
RVP Somba K'e - Alex Lambrecht
Equity Vice President - Miriam Gordon

photo of the UNW executive elected at the 2014 UNW Triennial Convention