TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–President John Camilleri is pleased to announce that former OPSEU Chief of Staff Bob Eaton has joined the Union Digital leadership team. He will immediately be assigned to the government and media relations portfolio. “Bob brings to the table five decades of experience, dealing with staff, members, union leaders, media and internal and external stakeholders,” Camilleri said.
During a distinguished and storied career with OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union), he held almost every elected position, from shop steward to first vice-president treasurer. He was the architect and quarterback leading the PT workers’ organizing campaign in support of the college; largest organizing campaign in Canadian history.
For the past 15 years, Bob has worked as a senior manager in almost every department of OPSEU including collective bargaining, communications, campaigns and organizing, labor relations and finally as chief of staff and executive assistant to the President for the past 6 years. His retirement from OPSEU coincided with that of President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Bob’s appointment brings Union Digital a wealth of work experience as well as an established list of stakeholder relationships, including major employers, government, political parties and the media.
“Wherever Bob went, he assumed a leadership role. It’s just in his DNA. The fact that the Union Digital team has a positive history of working in conjunction with Bob to back and support the College’s part-time organizing campaign is an added bonus. We know each other. It’s a great choice,” said Union Digital President John Camilleri.
“Bob Eaton is a man of extreme integrity and an unparalleled work ethic. Recognized 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 battle scars, but Bob will never let go of his belief that together we are better. Together we are stronger. He is guided by the ideal that members of the Union deserve strong defenders who always have their backs.”
Eaton is honored and excited to begin this next phase of the journey. “I have done a lot. I have seen a lot. I have struggled and strategized shoulder to shoulder with workers in the trenches of union activism. The labor movement has offered me and my family, incredible opportunities I will never lose sight of I have lived by my parents’ golden rule always make sure to give more than what was received I am committed to continuing this 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 employers and is committed to supporting and strengthening the labor movement by empowering unions to support workers.
For more information, please visit Union Digital Inc.’s website at uniondigital.ca.