Unlike most unions, every BCNU member gets to vote directly for their top provincial leaders – the president, vice-president, treasurer and executive councillors. At the regional level, members elect their regional executives at open meetings. Members can attend and observe meetings of BCNU Council, the union's governing body and are welcome to participate and vote at all regional meetings. More
BCNU encourages members to organize to in their workplaces or in their communities to bring about positive change. BCNU campaigns officers help members plan actions to involve more members, publicize the issues and influence the decision-makers. For example, BCNU campaigns have succeeded in increasing workplace safety, securing more staff, and keeping services for patients open. More
To ensure members don't lose out financially by participating in the union, union funding is available for members to attend many BCNU activities.
BCNU members benefit from award-winning advertising and news media initiatives promoting the role, the views and accomplishments of BCNU members. BCNU members receive the colourful and informative Update magazine six times a year and have access to the newly-redesigned BCNU website.
BCNU stands tall as a powerful advocate for improvements in our public medicare system. The union is a key player on nursing policy committees at the regional, provincial and national levels. Together with our allies in the community, such as seniors and the BC Health Coalition, BCU disseminates research on healthcare issues and speaks out for quality public healthcare and against those who would undermine and destroy it. More
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