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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 Chair; for larger regions, there's also a Co-Chair. You elect your Regional Chair (and Co-Chair) 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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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, Transgendered and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus works to challenge homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

BCNU In-Person Events Postponed<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/Meetings_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby5/14/2020 7:00:00 AM12/31/2020 8:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/all-bcnu-events-postponed0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FBCNU In-Person Events Postponed

 Latest News

 

 

Register to Vote in Provincial General Election9/22/2020 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Members have until September 26 to register to vote online or by phone <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/register-to-vote-in-provincial-general-election0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ARegister to Vote in Provincial General Election
New PHO Order Authorizes Nurses to Prescribe Safe Alternatives to Toxic Street Drugs9/18/2020 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​BCNU says health care announcement is a step in the right direction <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/new-pho-order-authorizes-nurses-to-prescribe-safe-alternatives0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANew PHO Order Authorizes Nurses to Prescribe Safe Alternatives to Toxic Street Drugs
Proposed Municipal Pension Plan Design Changes Would have Serious Impact on Nurses’ Retirement Future9/15/2020 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Negotiated pension review process gives all nurses the opportunity to choose a path that’s best for them<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/proposed-mpp-design-changes-would-have-serious-impact-on-nurses-retirement-future0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AProposed Municipal Pension Plan Design Changes Would have Serious Impact on Nurses’ Retirement Future

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