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Bulletin: Requirement to wear masks now over

April 17, 2014

BC's Provincial Health Officer Dr... More

WIN A PASS to the 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector

March 28, 2014

Workplace violence is a significant issue facing BCNU members... More

Clarification of Severance Issue

March 21, 2014

There has been information circulating in some workplaces and among some members regarding a possible severance payout to the current president... More

BCNU supports women around the world in marking Friday, March 8th as International Women's Day (IWD)

March 7, 2014

The BC Nurses' Union is encouraging members to celebrate the working women who have struggled and risked their lives to gain an equal voice in our workplaces, homes and communities.... More

FINAL REMINDER: Feb 27th deadline to file individual grievances related to Pharmacare tie-in

February 26, 2014

All BCNU members are reminded that February 27th is the deadline to file an individual grievance related to their lost drug coverage following the implementation of the Pharmacare tie-in.... More

Promoting a Bully-Free Workplace

February 25, 2014

February 26th is Anti-Bullying Day, an opportunity for BCNU members to join other British Columbians in raising awareness and opposing bullying at workplaces and schools. Anti-Bullying Day, also known as "Pink Shirt" Day in BC, was inspired by the actions of Nova Scotia students who organized a protest in support a student who was bullied for wearing a pink shirt (read more at Pink Shirt Day - ... More

International Repetitive Strain Injury Day aims to raise awareness about preventing the causes of workplace injuries

February 21, 2014

Repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and epicondylitis can disable members from working... More

March 31, 2014 is a key date for members considering buying back pensionable service for unpaid LOAs

February 14, 2014

Members of the Municipal Pension Plan who took any unpaid leaves of absence during 2013 should mark March 31, 2014, on their calendars... More

BCNU Elections 2014: Candidates for provincial and regional executive positions confirmed, campaigning underway

February 4, 2014

The campaign period for candidates running in the BC Nurses' Union 2014 elections has begun... More

Nominations Committee Election

January 24, 2014

BCNU members are called to nominate a candidate for the Nominations Committee whose term will begin immediately upon their election and run until August 31, 2016... More

Point-of-care assessments, fit-tested N-95 respirators key to protecting healthcare workers from H1N1

January 17, 2014

As the number of H1N1 cases continues to climb across the province, it is critical healthcare workers conduct their own point-of- care risk assessment on patients, and are encouraged to wear a fit-tested N-95 respirator while providing care to suspected or confirmed influenza patients... More

Island Health playing a "shell game" with CDMR

January 17, 2014

Shell game: a method of deceiving or cheating someone, by moving things from one place to another in order to hide what you are doing (thefreedictionary.com)... More

Reminder: Deadline to file individual Pharmacare grievances February 27, 2014

January 13, 2014

On December 30, 2013, a letter was mailed to all members explaining the Pharmacare tie-in arbitration award. In the letter, we explained the steps you must take if you are having problems with your drug coverage and would like assistance. This is a reminder that under the award, you have <... More

BCNU Election Reminder: Deadline for Nominations is January 20

January 9, 2014

Nomination papers for BCNU provincial and regional executive positions must be submitted by 5:00 PM, PST January 20, 2014 ... More

BCNU opposes employer request to change N95 respirator fit testing requirements

January 6, 2014

The BC Nurses' Union is opposed to BC Health Authorities' request to WorkSafeBC for permission to reduce N95 respirator fit testing to once every two years... More

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