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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

National Nursing Week: Self Care Series<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/MemberOutreach_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online5/10/2021 7:00:00 AM5/16/2021 7:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/nnw20210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FNational Nursing Week: Self Care Series
Crucial Conversations: On Demand<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/steward-education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online5/10/2021 4:00:00 PM6/22/2021 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​Two day course:  May 10, 2021 & June 21, 2021<br>between 0900 - 1700<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/crucial-conversation-0510-062120210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCrucial Conversations: On Demand
Pension Workshop - FULL<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/virtual-workshop_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online5/10/2021 5:30:00 PM5/10/2021 7:30:00 PMProvincial Events<p>​1030 - 1230<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/pension-workshop-051020210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPension Workshop - FULL

 Latest News

 

 

Day of Mourning - April 284/26/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​We remember all workers lost in the workplace<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/day-of-mourning-april-280x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ADay of Mourning - April 28
BC Nurses' Union says Budget 2021's Post-Pandemic Outlook Falls Short in Addressing Province's Nurse Shortage4/20/2021 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Union says ensuring there are enough nurses now and into the future must be part of government's pandemic recovery plan<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/bc-nurses-union-says-budget-2021s-post-pandemic-outlook-falls-short-in-addressing-provinces-nurse-shortage0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses' Union says Budget 2021's Post-Pandemic Outlook Falls Short in Addressing Province's Nurse Shortage
BC Nurses Plea for Public to Follow Health Orders As Hospital Admissions Climb4/19/2021 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​New numbers over weekend show province's hospitalization, ICU levels at unprecedented high<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/bc-nurses-plea-for-public-to-follow-health-orders-as-hospital-admissions-climb0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses Plea for Public to Follow Health Orders As Hospital Admissions Climb

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