August 22 is Support Workers' Day: Check out our photo gallery

On Wednesday, August 22, HEU is recognizing the important role that support workers play in health care workplaces and within the union.

CHECK OUT OUR SUPPORT WORKERS' DAY PHOTO GALLERY

Comprising about 13 per cent of HEU`s membership, support workers prepare nutritious meals, sterilize surgical tools and equipment, clean and sanitize hospital rooms, and provide laundry services.

Working in more than 30 job classifications, support workers include: food service, logistics and stores supervisors; building security officers, inventory clerks, transportation and custodial attendants, dietary and nourishment aides; housekeeping, laundry and food service workers, cashiers, cook's helpers, sewing machine operators, among others.

"Support workers are an integral to the delivery of quality health care, though their contributions are often invisible and unrecognized," says HEU secretary-business manager Bonnie Pearson.

Check with your local executive to see what activities are planned at your work site, and feel free to email us photos of your Support Workers' Day celebrations at <supportworkers@heu.org>.