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A mental health reminder

A relapse, a sudden series of attacks, a string of awful days (or whatever your step back may be), does not decrease your value.

Take your time, do some self-care, even if it’s just being proud that you got through another day. Reflect on the progress you’ve made.

You are strong: One step back is nothing when you look at the journey you’ve already made.

You aren’t alone.

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That Side of Depression

Why do people never talk about the part of depression when you just don’t want anything anymore? Everybody talks about when it hurts like hell, when you cry, when you cut, when you take drugs, when you break down. But no one ever talks about when you just lay down in your room, with a hole inside of you that you don’t know how to fill, and you don’t want to do anything even things you usually like. So, you just spend your day kinda waiting for it to end and it’s horrible because you feel empty and guilty for that at the same time.

Depression_8 Warning Signs You_eng

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National Respect Day

Todd Panas (President of the Union of Health and Environment Workers) recognized the challenges that the membership/workforce faces with regard to harassment and bullying in the workplace. Little progress was made in reducing toxicity and he chose to ‘raise the bar’ with a simple solution: respect in the workplace.

  •  Respectful interactions between managers and employees;
  • Respect for work/life balance;
  • Respect for medical challenges and reasonable accommodations;
  • Respect for employees faced with domestic issues or illness in the family;
  • Much more….

 Respect is a simple word that encompasses a solution to the most complex issues facing the workforce.

National Respect Day

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Membership in Good Standing – new online form/process


please see the attachment:

MIGS status – new online form – ENG

Thank you

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An Historic Event

Today is truly an historic day as members from both National Health Union and Union of Environment Workers have voted to unite under the new Union of Health and Environment Workers (UHEW).  A Healthy ‎Environment will definitely shape our way into a stronger, larger and sustainable future for our members from Ocean to Ocean to Ocean in Canada.

Congratulations are in order to all who organized the many local meetings across the country, conducted the merger votes and fielded questions from the membership.  Thank you all for your engagement and support.

Over the next several weeks and coming months, more information will follow as this new Component will be holding its first Council meeting in early 2017 where many discussions and decisions will be made in order to bring all facets of this new organization together.

Stay tuned. This is just the beginning of good things to come!

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