Metroland's Tim Whitnell receives this year's Fred Jones Award

Tim Whitnell accepts the 2018 Fred Jones award from Local President Paul Morse. 

Metroland's Tim Whitnell is the recipient of this year's Fred Jones Memorial Service Award.

Whitnell has been a Metroland reporter since 1986 and has served as a steward since the late '90s.

Colleagues say he is a "devoted, hard-working, fight-for-your-rights kind of guy."

Whitnell has bargained many contracts over the years and most recently played a key role in dealing with the asbestos issue at their new building.

Whitnell received a cheque for $1,500 and a plaque to recognize his contributions at a Rep Council meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Local's new space at 91 Skyway in Etobicoke.