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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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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 challenge homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact. 

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 Featured Events

 

 

Steward Essentials<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby2/4/2020 5:00:00 PM2/6/2020 1:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/steward-essentials-0204-020520200x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSteward Essentials
Steward Essentials<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Steward-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby3/4/2020 5:00:00 PM3/6/2020 1:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/steward-essentials-0304-030520200x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FSteward Essentials

 Latest News

 

 

BCNU Encourages Continued Action to Prevent Violence Against Women12/6/2019 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​December 6 is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2019/bcnu-encourages-continued-action-to-prevent-violence-against-women0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Encourages Continued Action to Prevent Violence Against Women
Flu Policy Amended: Mandatory Vaccinations for Health Care Workers No Longer Required12/4/2019 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>Agreement reached with HEABC includes promotion of flu prevention efforts consistent with the Office of the Provincial Health Officer<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2019/bcnu-works-collaboratively-to-amend-flu-policy0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AFlu Policy Amended: Mandatory Vaccinations for Health Care Workers No Longer Required
BC Nurses Gather to Discuss Their Role in Responding to the Climate Crisis11/28/2019 5:00:00 PMNews Release<p>Innovative conference to focus on the connection between human health and climate change<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/2019-nurses-gather-at-innovative-conference0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses Gather to Discuss Their Role in Responding to the Climate Crisis

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