TORONTO — Union Digital Inc., today announced that Derek Blackadder has joined the team.
Blackadder has 35 years of progressive leadership experience in several unions. He was a local officer, national officer and staff member with the Canadian Union of Educational Workers. For 28 years Derek served the membership of the Canadian Union of Public Employees as an Organizer, National Representative, Assistant Regional Director and Regional Director. He retired as the Staff Director at the Society of United Professionals (IFPTE 160) in 2017.
Throughout his career Derek has championed better use of digital technologies. In the late 1980’s into the 1990’s Derek installed customized dial-up bulletin board systems for a number of trade unions and progressive NGOs. He has been a senior member of the team at LabourStart. org, the global labour movement’s online news and campaigns website for over 20 years, and has been a features writer and columnist on all things internet and union-related for Our Times magazine for over a decade.
“Derek brings to our clients a unique combination of front line trade unionism and an appreciation for how unions can benefit from the latest in digital technologies.” said John Camilleri, President. “Derek’s experience will help Union Digital strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand our national and international presence.”
“Joining the Union Digital team is an exciting opportunity to continue the work I have been doing for almost 40 years,” said Blackadder. ”Bringing the latest in effective digital tools to a labour movement under pressure to do more and do it more effectively is a dream come true.”
About Union Digital Inc.
Union Digital Inc. is committed to helping unions build strong relationships with union members and their employers, while gaining positive public support from communities across Canada. Union Digital’s purpose-built ‘member engagement platform’ offers user-friendly membership databases, grievance tracking, and communications. The production side of Union Digital specializes in high quality print & promotional products, creative design, copywriting, as well as digital and conventional media – all within a unionized facility.
For additional information, please visit Union Digital Inc. website at uniondigital.ca
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