UNW Locals

The UNW is made up of 23 Locals. The local is the basic unit of union organization.  Members are assigned to a local according to the bargaining unit to which they belong or the Department and Community where they work.

Members have direct access to the Union's decision making process through the locals.  Members can take part in union programs, receive education, draft and vote on recommendations taken to Conventions and can be elected to local, regional and UNW.  Local members can be selected to attend the UNW’s triennial conventions.
Each Local has an elected volunteer Executive. A group of Locals within a geographic, political or economic area makes up a Region.  There are seven regions in the UNW.  Each Region has an elected Regional Vice President chosen by the Region's members. Their term of office is three years. Election results are announced at the UNW Triennial Convention which is held every third year. Regional Vice Presidents are the political representatives in the Regions and form the UNW Executive.

Download a list of UNW Locals and Employers

Download the Local Meetings Checklist to keep track of the reporting requirements of your local.  

Download the Local Election Results Form.

The Election Results Form and Meeting Minutes should be sent to hq@unw.ca and ducharp@unw.ca



UNW Regions

Somba K'e Region

includes Locals 01, 16, 28, 30, 32 and 33
Alex Lambrecht—Regional Vice President 

North Great Slave Region

includes Locals 09, 10, 11, 25 and 345
Chris Potyok—Regional Vice President

Hay River Region

includes Locals 06, 21 and 22
Roy Courtoreille—Regional Vice President

Fort Smith Region

includes Locals 02 and 12
Lauraine Armstrong—Regional Vice President

Beaufort Delta-Sahtu Region

includes Locals 03, 19 and 29
Val Robertson—Regional Vice President

Deh Cho Region

includes Locals 13 and 31
Christina Holman—Regional Vice President

Kimberlite Region

includes Locals 3050, 36 and 37
Ivan Landry—Regional Vice President