A message from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division Chair, Sara Labelle.
OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division is celebrating its second annual Health Professionals’ Week in honour of Ontario’s health professionals.
OPSEU represents more than 25,000 hospital professionals across Ontario, and we’ve never been more proud of the work they do to keep patients and our communities healthy.
On behalf of OPSEU’s entire Executive Board and all 155,000 members, thank you!
While there are recognition days that already exist for certain health professionals, we at OPSEU understand that all health professionals are part of an interconnected team. Together, they are the backbone of our public health care system, and they deserve the utmost respect and recognition.
That’s why OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division initiated the first-ever Health Professionals’ Week in June 2018. The goal is to pay tribute to health professionals of all classifications through workplace and community appreciation events and to build momentum and gain greater recognition for Health Professionals’ Week.
With the recent attacks on our public health care system and frontline professionals by the Ford government, it’s important that we reflect on the invaluable contributions that health professionals make and recommit ourselves to supporting them and the high-quality health care services that they provide.
Our solidarity matters more now than ever before.
We welcome you to join with OPSEU as we fight to protect and improve our public health care system and to celebrate our second annual Health Professionals’ Week from June 17-21, 2019.
Here are some other ways you can show your OPSEU pride:
- Many locals are holding appreciation events – please stop by!
- Print-off the attached poster and snap a photo – you can take a selfie or a group shot with your colleagues.
- Show your solidarity by posting your photo on social media – be sure to tag @OPSEU with the hashtag #HealthProfessionalsWk
And don’t forget to thank a health professional – today and every day!
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Sara Labelle, Chair, Hospital Professionals Division