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BCNU Responds to Allegations of Racism in Health Care

  • News Release; Human Rights & Equity
Union is committed to ending racism and discrimination

BCNU President Christine Sorensen has issued the following statement in response to today’s allegations of racism and unacceptable behaviour in health-care facilities:

“We fully support a thorough investigation by Ms. Turpel-Lafond into all matters related to these serious allegations of racism and unacceptable behaviour and will not be commenting further until the facts are determined. 

As nurses, we are uniquely placed to advocate for the dismantling of systems of oppression, because every day we see how they negatively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities alike.

BCNU is committed to ending racism and discrimination wherever it is encountered. We recognize that this work must be ongoing—within the union as well as in our workplaces and our communities.

BCNU has a long-standing commitment to a genuine and just process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities based on the calls to action published by Truth and Reconciliation Committee of Canada.”




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