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About BCNU
Your Union and Regions​

We are the BC Nurses' Union. We represent more than 48,000 professional nurses and allied health care workers, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities 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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/22/2019 4:00:00 PM10/23/2019 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2019/johs-committee-training-102220190x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJoint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training
Professional Responsibility Process (PRP) Foundations<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/member-education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/23/2019 4:00:00 PM10/24/2019 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2019/professional-responsibility-process-(prp)-foundations-102320190x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FProfessional Responsibility Process (PRP) Foundations
Crucial Conversations<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby11/13/2019 5:00:00 PM11/14/2019 1:00:00 PMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2019/crucial-conversation-1113-111420190x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCrucial Conversations

 Latest News

 

 

Needs of Seniors Not Being Met Across the Province10/1/2019 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>As country recognizes National Seniors Day, demands are growing <span style="font-size:1.4rem;">for investments in long-term care</span></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2019/despite-aging-population0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANeeds of Seniors Not Being Met Across the Province
Nurses’ Votes Count!9/27/2019 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Federal election 2019 – BCNU members entitled to time off to vote<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2019/nurses’-votes-count0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ANurses’ Votes Count!
Violent Assault Leaves Abbotsford Nurse with Broken Jaw, Serious Head Injuries9/25/2019 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>BC Nurses’ Union calling for the provincial government to take immediate action to address systemic violence after unprovoked attack</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2019/violent-assault-leaves-abbotsford-nurse-with-broken-jaw0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AViolent Assault Leaves Abbotsford Nurse with Broken Jaw, Serious Head Injuries

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