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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Communicating: Essential Skills<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/education-for-members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby12/12/2017 5:00:00 PM12/15/2017 1:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/communicating-essential-skills-12-141220170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCommunicating: Essential Skills

 Latest News

 

 

Candidate Withdraws; Provincial Executive Councillors Acclaimed12/12/2017 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Voting no longer necessary following withdrawal of candidate from provincial election<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/candidate-withdraws-provincial-executive-councillors-acclaimed0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ACandidate Withdraws; Provincial Executive Councillors Acclaimed
Call for BCNU Convention 201812/1/2017 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​It's time to submit your proposed resolutions, bylaw and constitutional amendments<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/call-for-bcnu-convention-20180x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ACall for BCNU Convention 2018
Provincial Election of BCNU Executive Councillors Underway11/25/2017 8:00:00 AMBulletin<p>Election to take place mid-December following resolution of an outstanding related arbitration<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/provincial-election-of-bcnu-executive-councillors-underway0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AProvincial Election of BCNU Executive Councillors Underway

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