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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

JOHS Committee Training <img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/Education-for-Members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby4/26/2017 7:00:00 AM4/26/2017 7:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/johs-committee-training-042620170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJOHS Committee Training
JOHS Committee Training<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/Education-for-Members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby5/31/2017 7:00:00 AM5/31/2017 7:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/johs-committee-training-053120170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJOHS Committee Training
JOHS Committee Training<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 Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/johs-committee-training-091320170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJOHS Committee Training

 Latest News

 

 

Make your vote count 3/28/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​BCNU encourages all members to register to vote in BC’s May 9 Provincial General Election </p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/make-your-vote-count-provincial-general-election0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AMake your vote count
From LPN to RN/RPN3/14/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​New agreement addresses seniority-related benefits of nurses who have changed classifications </p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/from-lpn-to-rn-rpn0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AFrom LPN to RN/RPN
New Province-wide Campaign Reveals Dangerous Side of Nursing3/13/2017 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​BC Nurses' Union's latest campaign aims to raise awareness that violence in BC health facilities is on the rise</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/new-province-wide-campaign-reveals-dangerous-side-of-nursing0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANew Province-wide Campaign Reveals Dangerous Side of Nursing

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