The people of BCNU

2016 Annual Report

These are the stories of the year, in our own words.

We are the people of BCNU. In 2016, we stood up for our members and ratified a landmark collective agreement. We were the voice of our profession, advancing nursing practice. We were passionate advocates for safe patient care, and our publicly-funded health care system.

Read our leadership messages

Gayle Duteil

President

Christine Sorensen

Vice-President

Sharon Sponton

Treasurer

Adriane Gear

Executive Councillor

Deb Ducharme

Executive Councillor

Gary Fane

Executive Director

BCNU regions in BC

BCNU’s regional leadership worked long and hard in 2016 to support members on a wide variety of issues. Our Regional Chairs share a few highlights and challenges their region faced throughout the year.

Central Vancouver

Marlene Goertzen Judy McGrath

Coastal Mountain

Kath-Ann Terrett

East Kootenay

Lori Pearson

Fraser Valley

Katherine Hamilton

Okanagan Similkameen

Rhonda Croft

Pacific Rim

Rachel Kimler

RIVA

Lauren Vandergronden

Shaughnessy Heights

Claudette Jut

Simon Fraser

Wendy Gibbs Lynn Lagace

South Fraser

Jonathan Karmazinuk Michelle Sordal

South Islands

Lynnda Smith Margo Wilton

Thompson North Okanagan

Tracy Quewezance

Vancouver Metro

Meghan Friesen

West Kootenay

Lorne Burkart

North West

Teri Forster

North East

Roni Lokken

equity caucuses

At BCNU, we're stronger together. Our Human Rights and Equity Committee works to enhance the voice and place of our members who have experienced historic and systemic discrimination and marginalization. These are their stories from 2016.

Aboriginal leadership circle

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LGBTQ Caucus

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Mosiac of colour caucus

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Workers with disabilities caucus

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Men in nursing network

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Young nurses' network

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By the numbers

19,000

members participated in telephone town halls to learn about the proposed new agreement

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May 10th, 2016

date all ratification votes were counted

85%

of members voted in favour of ratification

43,000

members in the union, most of whom are covered by a single provincial contract

Where your dues go

Neogtiations
4.43%
Servicing
15.90%
Occupational Health & Safety
6.43%
Education
8.48%
Communications & Campaigns
6.00%
Professional Practice & advocacy
3.16%
Regional Executives Support
0.49%
Committees & Orientation
0.30%
Human Rights & Equity
0.63%
Convention & Conference
3.80%
Regions
11.44%
Council
8.75%
Observer to council
0.40%
Donation & Election
0.72%
Administration
12.61%
Executive
6.40%
Finance & Mortgage
4.82%
Capital & IT
5.26%

Thank you

Special thanks to our current staff who will be moving us forward in 2017. We look forward to re-building our relationships with staff and to several years of labour peace within our organization.

We look forward to building on our achievements in 2017

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