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The Men in Nursing group works to break down outdated stereotypes.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

 

 

Communicating: Essential Skills (FULL)<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/education-for-members.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby6/27/2017 4:00:00 PM6/30/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/communicating-essential-skills-27-290620170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FCommunicating: Essential Skills (FULL)
PR Process Foundations (CLOSED)<img alt="" src="/responsiveimages/newseventsrollup/llr-logo.gif" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />BCNU Education Centre - 4060 Regent Street, Burnaby7/26/2017 4:00:00 PM7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/pr-process-foundations-072620170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FPR Process Foundations (CLOSED)
BCNU Campaign Bus<img alt="" src="/ResponsiveImages/newseventsrollup/bcnu-campaign-tour-bus-3.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pacific National Exhibition8/24/2017 6:00:00 PM8/28/2017 5:00:00 AMProvincial Eventshttps://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/events-calendar/2017/campaign-bus-08242017-082720170x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA25717780036D865D7E45B4DA3B766DBCD4A2C47CF005ACCAB19C056A44C8E07083AE00F8E4FBCNU Campaign Bus

 Latest News

 

 

BC Nurses’ Union Calls for More Treatment Options as Province-wide Opioid Overdose Deaths Soar6/6/2017 7:00:00 AMNews Release<p>​Front-line workers demand government provide more treatment programs as crisis shows no signs of slowing down</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/more-treatment-options-as-overdose-deaths-soar0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABC Nurses’ Union Calls for More Treatment Options as Province-wide Opioid Overdose Deaths Soar
BCNU Elections 2017 Results6/2/2017 7:00:00 AM<p>All candidates have now been confirmed</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/bcnu-elections-2017-polls-now-closed0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Elections 2017 Results
BCNU Regional Elections Underway5/23/2017 7:00:00 AMBulletin<p>​Elections for regional executive positions go ahead despite recent change to provincial ballot</p>https://www.bcnu.org/news-and-events/bcnu-regional-elections-underway0x010100C568DB52D9D0A14D9B2FDCC96666E9F2007948130EC3DB064584E219954237AF3900FA344B5CE46E4E31967A466DA257177800DD54AA7CF94E43349A2E6C3D623F22210020F2C205899C454C9660C921D728C14ABCNU Regional Elections Underway

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