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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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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
Crucial Conversations: On Demand<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online10/4/2021 4:00:00 PM11/16/2021 1:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p>​Two day course completed online between October 4, 2021 — November 15, 2021<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/crucial-conversation-1004-111520210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCrucial Conversations: On Demand
Steward Intermediate<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Online10/14/2021 4:00:00 PM10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events<p style="font-size:14px;">Two-day Virtual Course<br></p><p style="font-size:14px;">Day 1: October 14 (0900 - 1700)<br>Day 2: October 21 (0900 - 1700)<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2021/steward-intermediate-1014-102120210x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSteward Intermediate

 Latest News

 

 

Pension Review Committee Makes Recommendation to Plan Partners10/15/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Nurses to have final say on pension recommendation; Union to provide more information prior to a vote<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/prc-makes-recommendation-to-plan-partners0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14APension Review Committee Makes Recommendation to Plan Partners
Mandatory Vaccination Order for Workers in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living10/7/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p><span style="font-size:1.4rem;">I</span><span style="font-size:1.4rem;">nformation for members seeking accommodation for medical reasons</span><br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/mandatory-vaccination-order-for-workers-in-long-term-care-and-assisted-living0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AMandatory Vaccination Order for Workers in Long-Term Care and Assisted Living
Pension Review Committee Recommendation10/6/2021 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Joint statement issused by the Pension Review Committee<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2021/pension-review-committee-recommendation0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14APension Review Committee Recommendation

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