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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Pension Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Ridge Meadows Hospital - 11666 Laity Street, Maple Ridge10/23/2018 11:30:00 AM10/24/2018 4:00:00 AMProvincial Events;Simon Fraser;South Fraser Valley;Fraser Valley<p>​Multiple sessions available<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/pension-workshop-102320180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPension Workshop
Pension Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Royal Columbian Hospital - 330 E Columbia Street, New Westminster10/25/2018 11:30:00 PM10/26/2018 4:30:00 AMSimon Fraser;Provincial Events<p>​Multiple sessions available<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/sf/2018/pension-workshop-sf-102520180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPension Workshop
Pension Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Holiday Inn Hotel - 3059 Highway 16 East, Thornhill10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM10/29/2018 2:00:00 AMProvincial Events;North West<p>​Multiple sessions available<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/pension-workshop-102820180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPension Workshop

 Latest News

 

 

BCNU Bring BC’s Health Minister a Strong Message of Public Support for Nurses10/18/2018 7:45:00 PMNews Release<p>​Over 24,000 British Columbians agree that violence is not part of a nurse's job<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/bcnu-bring-bc’s-health-minister-a-strong-message-of-public-support-for-nurses0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Bring BC’s Health Minister a Strong Message of Public Support for Nurses
World Mental Health Day is Tomorrow – See if Your Work-life Balance is Healthy10/9/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​The World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day every October 10. It's a day to raise awareness about health issues and mobilize efforts to promote mental health.<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/world-mental-health-day-is-tomorrow-–-see-if-your-work-life-balance-is-healthy0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AWorld Mental Health Day is Tomorrow – See if Your Work-life Balance is Healthy
Call for Nominations: Provincial Job Action Committee Long-Term Care Rep10/5/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​A seat is currently vacant on BCNU's Provincial Job Action Committee (PJAC). <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/call-for-nominations-provincial-job-action-committee-long-term-care-rep0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ACall for Nominations: Provincial Job Action Committee Long-Term Care Rep

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