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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We represent more than 48,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities and in the community. We speak up and speak out for safe, quality, public health​ care. We value and respect diversity, and pride ourselves in providing protection, representation and services to all members.​
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 History, Mission and Vision

The BCNU formed in February 1981 after the labour relations division of the Registered Nurses Association of BC (RNABC) broke away and formed a separate, independent union.​ Throughout the 1980s, BCNU won a 22% wage increase, as well as wage parity for nurses working in long-term care. 

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Our Members

By belonging to BCNU, you're part of an active community of skilled health care providers, experienced in fighting to improve working conditions and advocating for patient care.​

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Our Provincial Leadership

BCNU has been a proven leader in the nursing profession and works daily to be the trustworthy and professional representative of nurses in BC, and defenders of public health care.

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Our Regional Leadership

Each BCNU region is led by a Regional Council Member; for larger regions, there may be two representatives. You elect your Regional Council Member every three years in region-wide elections by secret ballot vote.

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 Human Rights and Equity

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We want all members to feel welcome in BCNU. We`re stronger together when everyone feels free to participate and get involved.​

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Indigenous Leadership Circle

The Indigenous Leadership Circle works to help members identify and tackle issues that are unique to Aboriginal people working in health care.

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Men in Nursing

The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes. It promotes more men to enter the profession and to become more active in our union. 

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LGBTQ Caucus

The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus works to challenge homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

Crucial Conversations: On Demand<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual2/1/2021 5:00:00 PM4/2/2021 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​Two day course: February 1, 2021 & April 1, 2021 <br>between 0900 - 1700<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/crucial-conversation-0102-010420210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCrucial Conversations: On Demand
Building Union Strength (BUS)<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/virtual-workshop_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual3/4/2021 8:00:00 AM3/4/2021 8:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​Virtual Building Union Strength<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/bus-virtual-030420210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FBuilding Union Strength (BUS)
Member Online Session: How to Participate in Zoom<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual3/8/2021 8:00:00 PM3/8/2021 9:00:00 PMProvincial Events<p>No salary replacement​</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/how-to-participate-in-zoom-030820210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FMember Online Session: How to Participate in Zoom

 Latest News

 

 

Pink Shirt Day: Let's Lift Each Other Up2/24/2021 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p> BCNU is encouraging all members to wear pink and promote civility and respect at their workplaces​</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/pink-shirt-day-lets-lift-each-other-up0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14APink Shirt Day: Let's Lift Each Other Up
Nurses’ Union Recognizes Skill, Commitment and Professionalism of Seniors’ Care Workers2/23/2021 8:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​As province marks BC Seniors Care Providers Day, BCNU is renewing its call for proper investments in long-term care<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/nurses-union-recognizes-skill-commitment-and-professionalism-of-seniors-care-workers0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANurses’ Union Recognizes Skill, Commitment and Professionalism of Seniors’ Care Workers
New Bursary Award Available for Indigenous Nursing Students2/23/2021 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>Union to provide financial support to Indigenous nursing students in health care<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/new-bursary-award-available-for-indigenous-nursing-students0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANew Bursary Award Available for Indigenous Nursing Students

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