TORONTO — President John Camilleri is pleased to announce that former OPSEU Chief of Staff, Bob Eaton has joined the executive team at Union Digital. He will be immediately assigned to the government, and media relations portfolio. “Bob brings experience to the table that spans five decades, dealing with staff, members, union leadership, media and internal and external stakeholders,” said Camilleri.
During a distinguished and storied career at OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), he served in almost every elected position from steward to First Vice President Treasurer. He was the architect and quarterback directing the college support PT workers organizing drive; the largest organizing drive in Canadian history.
For the past 15 years, Bob worked as a senior manager in almost every OPSEU department, including collective bargaining, communications, campaigns and organizing, staff relations and finally as Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant to the President for the last 6 years. His retirement from OPSEU coincided with President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Bob’s appointment brings Union Digital a wealth of labour experience along with an established list of stakeholder relations including major employers, government, political parties and the media.
“Wherever Bob has gone he assumed a leadership role. It’s just in his DNA. The fact that the Union Digital team has a positive history working collaboratively with Bob backstopping and supporting the College Part Time Organizing Drive is an added bonus. We know each other well. This is a great fit,” said Union Digital President John Camilleri.
“Bob Eaton is a man of utmost integrity and unparalleled work ethic. Known as a master strategist, Bob’s greatest attributes are honesty, integrity and his deep desire to help people. Loyalty is the cornerstone of his personality.
“Like all of us, he has some battle scars, but Bob will never give up his belief that together we are better. Together we are stronger. He is guided by the ideal that Union members deserve strong advocates who always have their backs.”
Eaton is honoured and thrilled to be starting this next phase of the journey. “I’ve done a lot. Seen a lot. I’ve battled and strategized shoulder to shoulder with working people in the trenches of union activism. The labour movement has provided me and my family with incredible opportunities. I will never lose sight of that. I have lived by my parent’s golden rule; always be sure to give back more than what was received. I commit to continuing that legacy of service surrounded by the amazing team at Union Digital,” said Eaton.
Union Digital is committed to helping Unions build strong relationships with their members and their employers and are committed to support and strengthen the labour movement by empowering Unions to support working people.
For additional information, please visit Union Digital Inc. website at uniondigital.ca.
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