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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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



Crucial Conversations (CLOSED)BCNU Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/25/2017 4:00:00 PM10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events Conversations (CLOSED)
Personal Resilience Workshop (FULL)<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/workshops.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/26/2017 4:00:00 PM10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events Resilience Workshop (FULL)
Professional Responsibility Process Foundations (FULL)<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/PR-Process-Foundations-215-x-215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/31/2017 4:00:00 PM11/1/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events Responsibility Process Foundations (FULL)

 Latest News



Compensation for Canada Day 201810/18/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​<span style="font-size:1.4rem;">Reminder to all me</span><span style="font-size:1.4rem;">mbers that Canada D</span><span style="font-size:1.4rem;">ay will be observed Monday, July 2</span></p> for Canada Day 2018
BC Nurses’ Union says Wildfire Recovery Phase Should be a Top Priority10/17/2017 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Concerns mount over mental health needs of evacuees, health care professionals who were directly impacted<br></p>’-union-says-wildfire-recovery-phase-should-be-a-top-priority0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses’ Union says Wildfire Recovery Phase Should be a Top Priority
Confidential Independent Investigation Regarding BCNU President10/11/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin Independent Investigation Regarding BCNU President

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