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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We're over 47,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care 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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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 challenege homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

Steward Essentials<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent St, Burnaby6/19/2018 4:00:00 PM6/21/2018 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/steward-essentials-0619-062020180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSteward Essentials
CBRWG Member Feedback Session<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/Other_Events_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent St, Burnaby6/25/2018 8:00:00 PM6/26/2018 2:30:00 AMCentral Vancouver;Coastal Mountain;Fraser Valley;RIVA;Shaughnessy Heights;Simon Fraser;South Fraser Valley;Vancouver Metro;Provincial Events<p>​BCNU's Constitution and Bylaws Renewal Working Group (CBRWG) invites members to participate in a series of member feedback sessions (both in-person and online), where they can provide feedback on the process so far.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/wk/2018/cbrwg-mbr-feedback-session-062520180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCBRWG Member Feedback Session
CBRWG Member Feedback Session<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/Other_Events_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />via web conference call6/26/2018 7:00:00 AM6/26/2018 7:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​BCNU's Constitution and Bylaws Renewal Working Group (CBRWG) invites members to participate in a series of member feedback sessions, where they can provide feedback on the process so far.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/cbrwg-mbr-feedback-session-062620180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCBRWG Member Feedback Session

 Latest News

 

 

BCNU Governance Renewal Process6/8/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>Member Feedback Sessions in June <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/bcnu-governance-renewal-process0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Governance Renewal Process
Establishment of Urgent Primary Care Centres Long Overdue for British Columbians; Nurses Backbone of Centres6/7/2018 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​To achieve significant improvements in BC's health care system performance, strengthening primary health care is critical and nurses are central to this transformation.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/urgent-primary-care-centres0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AEstablishment of Urgent Primary Care Centres Long Overdue for British Columbians; Nurses Backbone of Centres
Nurses’ Violence Support Line Continues6/1/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​A new, in-house service is now available that provides tailored assistance to members needing guidance and support following a violent incident<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/nurses’-violence-support-line-continues0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANurses’ Violence Support Line Continues

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