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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Crucial Conversations (CLOSED)BCNU Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby10/25/2017 4:00:00 PM10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/crucial-conversations-10252017-102620170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCrucial 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 Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/personal-resilience-workshop-102620170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPersonal 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 Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/pr-process-foundations-103120170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FProfessional 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>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/compensation-for-canada-day-20180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ACompensation 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>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/bc-nurses’-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 AMBulletinhttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/confidential-independent-investigation-regarding-bcnu-president0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AConfidential Independent Investigation Regarding BCNU President

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