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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We're over 43,000 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.​

 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. 


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


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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Aborginal Leadership Circle

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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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



BCNU Campaign Bus<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/bcnu-campaign-tour-bus-3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> <img alt="" src="/News-Events/EventsCalendar/PublishingImages/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/campaign-bus-08242017-08272017/PNE_@theFair.jpg?RenditionID=32&Etag=%22%7b202AB8E6-2A9A-4762-AFA8-F438BC54C7F5%7d%2c3%22" width="187" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pacific National Exhibition8/24/2017 6:00:00 PM8/28/2017 5:00:00 AMProvincial Events Campaign Bus
Personal Resilience Workshop<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/workshops.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby9/7/2017 4:00:00 PM9/8/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events<a class="ms-rteElement-button">​Regions:  Vancouver Metro,  Central Vancouver,  Shaughnessy Heights, RIVA, Coastal Mountain, Fraser Valley, Simon Fraser, South Fraser Valley<br></a> Resilience Workshop
JOHS Committee Training (CLOSED)<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/Education-for-Members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby9/13/2017 7:00:00 AM9/13/2017 7:00:00 AMProvincial Events Committee Training (CLOSED)

 Latest News



Wildfire Provincial Registry8/9/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​A Health Provider Registry has been created by the Ministry of Health through HealthLink BC under the authority of the BC Emergency Program Act and as part of a coordinated response to the provincial wildfire state of emergency<br></p> Provincial Registry
Community Living BC Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement8/3/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>The bargaining committee negotiating on behalf of twenty RNs and RPNs working at Community Living BC's Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is recommending a five-year tentative agreement for approval<br></p> Living BC Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement
Statement to BCNU Members7/28/2017 9:00:00 PMBulletin<p>​August 1, 2017, Gary Fane will be retiring as Executive Director of the BCNU<br></p> to BCNU Members

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