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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Personal Resilience Workshop - Cancelled<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Workshops_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby4/9/2020 4:00:00 PM4/10/2020 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/personal-resilience-workshop-040920200x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPersonal Resilience Workshop - Cancelled
Communicating: Essential Skills - Cancelled<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby4/21/2020 4:00:00 PM4/24/2020 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/communicating-essential-skills-0421-042320200x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCommunicating: Essential Skills - Cancelled
Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training - Cancelled<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/2017-education_and_workshops/Member-Education_icon_215x215.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Head Office - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby5/7/2020 4:00:00 PM5/8/2020 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2020/joint-occupational-health-safety-committee-training-050720200x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FJoint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training - Cancelled

 Latest News

 

 

Joint Statement on the Suspension of the Direct Patient Care Staffing Process3/31/2020 7:00:00 AMCOVID-19<p>​The 2019-2022 Nurses’ Bargaining Association (NBA) Collective Agreement includes a provision (Article 60) that requires health authorities (HA) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to implement a direct patient care staffing assessment process. <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/joint-statement-pcap0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AJoint Statement on the Suspension of the Direct Patient Care Staffing Process
BCNU Statement re: Government Waives Parking Fees3/30/2020 7:00:00 AMCOVID-19<p>​Union pleased to see parking costs no longer a concern for working nurses beginning April 1 <br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/bcnu-statement-govt-waives-parking-fees0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Statement re: Government Waives Parking Fees
Important Information for Retired and Employed Student Nurses3/29/2020 7:00:00 AMCOVID-19<p>​Retired Nurses and Employed Student Nurses who wish to work during the COVID-19 health crisis are urged to register with BCCNP<br></p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/news/2020/important-information-for-retired-and-student-nurses0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14AImportant Information for Retired and Employed Student Nurses

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