HEU’s second annual Clerical Team Appreciation Day will be held
on November 18, when locals across the province take time to recognize and
appreciate their clerical colleagues.
“Clerical workers display a high standard of professionalism
despite the pressures of increasing workloads, critical staff shortages, and
the need to constantly upgrade their skills,” says Gregg Steele, co-chair of
the clerical subcommittee. “Clerical workers demonstrate ongoing dedication to
providing the best patient care possible through their meticulous attention to
detail and their ability to multi-task on a daily basis.”
And Carol Kenzie, HEU’s 2nd vice-president and co-chair of
the clerical subcommittee, also encourages members to use this day to recognize
the clerical team’s valuable contribution.
“Often, the connection between clerical and direct patient
care is overlooked or minimized,” says Kenzie. “But these workers play a
critical role in many aspects of a patient’s treatment in the health care
Clerical workers represent about 21 per cent of the union’s
membership. Although their work is often behind-the-scenes, the clerical team
plays a vital role in delivering quality care to patients, residents and
clients across B.C.
HEU has nearly 10,000 clerical workers, representing about
85 different job classifications across the province.
Materials to help celebrate Clerical Team Appreciation Day –
posters, lanyards and magnets – have been sent to facilities locals. Please
distribute these materials widely throughout your workplace.
If your local is doing something special on this day, please
take photos and email them to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> for inclusion in
our PaperWork newsletter.
Celebrate yourself and your colleagues on November 18.
Happy Clerical Team Appreciation Day 2009!