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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/Campaign_Bus_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pacific National Exhibition8/22/2018 6:00:00 PM8/25/2018 6:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/pacific-national-exhibition-pne-082220180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Personal Resilience Workshop<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent St, Burnaby8/28/2018 3:30:00 PM8/29/2018 12:00:00 AMProvincial Events;Central Vancouver;Coastal Mountain;Fraser Valley;RIVA;Shaughnessy Heights;Simon Fraser;South Fraser Valley;Vancouver Metrohttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/personal-resilience-workshop-082820180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPersonal Resilience Workshop
Ovarian Cancer - Walk of Hope<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2018-events-icons/Other_Events_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Queen Elizabeth Park (Start/Finish at 33rd and Cambie Street entrance)9/9/2018 4:00:00 PM9/9/2018 7:00:00 AMProvincial Events;RIVAhttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2018/walk-of-hope0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FOvarian Cancer - Walk of Hope

 Latest News

 

 

Two Nurses Violently Assaulted in Ten Days8/16/2018 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​BC Nurses’ Union calls for immediate security improvements at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/two-nurses-violently-assaulted-in-ten-days0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ATwo Nurses Violently Assaulted in Ten Days
Members Working in the Community Health Sector Ratify New Contract8/14/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​BCNU members working at sites including S.U.C.C.E.S.S. have a new three-year contract with health employers<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/community-health-sector-ratify-new-contract0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AMembers Working in the Community Health Sector Ratify New Contract
Province Introduces New Emergency Health Provider Registry7/27/2018 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Nurses and other medical professionals willing to help can now voluntarily register to assist colleagues during times of emergency<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/province-introduces-new-emergency-health-provider-registry0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AProvince Introduces New Emergency Health Provider Registry

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