TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Union Digital Inc., today announced that Derek Blackadder has joined the team.
Blackadder has 35 years of progressive leadership experience in multiple unions. He was a local leader, national leader and staff member of the Canadian Union of Education Workers. For 28 years, Derek has served the members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees as an organizer, national representative, deputy regional director and regional director. He retired as Director of Staff of the Society of United Professionals (IFPTE 160) in 2017.
Throughout his career, Derek has championed better use of digital technologies. In the late 1980s and well into the 1990s, Derek installed custom dial-up bulletin board systems for a number of labor unions and progressive NGOs. He was a senior staff member of LabourStart.org, the global labor movement’s online news and campaign website for over 20 years, and was an editor and columnist on all things internet and unions for Our Times magazine for more than 20 years. a decade.
“Derek brings to our clients a unique combination of frontline unionism and an appreciation for how unions can benefit from the latest digital technologies.” said John Camilleri, President. “Derek’s experience will help Union Digital strengthen its partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand its 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 effective digital tools to a labor 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, complaint tracking and communications. Union Digital’s production side specializes in high-quality print and promotional products, creative design, copywriting, as well as digital and conventional media – all in a syndicated facility.
For more information, please visit the Union Digital Inc. website at uniondigital.ca