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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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Introduction to Embodying Your Practice<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online8/10/2021 7:00:00 PM12/31/2021 8:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​This on-demand course is divided into four modules which are typically completed over four weeks.<br></p><p>This self-paced course is not salary reimbursed.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/introduction-to-embodying-your-practice0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FIntroduction to Embodying Your Practice
Skill Lab: How to Read & Interpret Collective Agreement<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online9/28/2021 7:00:00 PM9/28/2021 8:00:00 PMProvincial Events<p>​Skills Lab Online Series<br></p><p>1200 - 1300<br></p><p><em>Pre-requisite: </em>Complete the <a href="https://rise.articulate.com/share/Dxl48bB6HzKBTiGbhblr4oWRTGhHTs6A#/">How to Read a Collective Agreement module</a><span lang="EN-US"> </span>in the Steward Resource Toolkit <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/skill-lab-how-to-read-interpret-collective-agreement-092820210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSkill Lab: How to Read & Interpret Collective Agreement
Pension Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/virtual-workshop_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online9/28/2021 8:30:00 PM9/28/2021 10:30:00 PMProvincial Events<p>​1330 - 1530<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/pension-workshop-092820210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPension Workshop

 Latest News

 

 

BC Nurses' Union Congratulates Liberals on Election Win9/21/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Minority government means cooperation and partnership are needed to address health-care priorities<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/bc-nurses-union-congratulates-liberals-on-election-win0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses' Union Congratulates Liberals on Election Win
Important Update9/20/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Notice regarding BCNU President<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/important-update0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AImportant Update
BCNU Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Province's Worsening Nurse Shortage9/20/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Union says COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious impact on nurses' wellbeing while staffing crisis deepens <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/bcnu-ad-to-highlight-provinces-worsening-nurse-shortage0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Launches New Television Ad to Highlight Province's Worsening Nurse Shortage

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