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.
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.
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.
Each BCNU region is led by a Regional Council Member; for larger regions, there may be two representatives. You elect your Regional Council Member every three years in region-wide elections by secret ballot vote.
We want all members to feel welcome in BCNU. We`re stronger together when everyone feels free to participate and get involved.
The Indigenous Leadership Circle works to help members identify and tackle issues that are unique to Aboriginal people working in health care.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Caucus works to challenge homophobia and increase awareness throughout our union about its damaging impact.
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