Licensed Practical Nurses

BCGEU is proud to represent Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in our health care sector. LPNs join other nurses, health science professionals, care aides, community health workers and support service workers in facilities, community health, and in government service. The BCGEU is BC's third largest health care union. LPNs have a strong voice in our union, serving in positions of leadership in their locals and components.

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We are proud to champion the role of LPNs in BC's health care system and have a track record of advocating for LPNs increased scope of practice.

Yet since 2009, the BC Nurses' Union has been raiding LPNs from our union and other health care unions, claiming that LPNs will be better off in their union.

Right now, we should be focusing on anticipated changes to the LPN profession. If implemented these changes would provide LPNs with more autonomy and open up new opportunities for professional growth.

Sadly, instead of focusing on growth, we're having to contend with another costly and divisive raid, which we believe undermines the relationship between LPNs and RNs, and threatens the independence of LPNs.

Read on to learn more about what BCGEU is doing for LPNs, and how you can stop the BCNU raid.


Sep 24, 2013

BCGEU has received a list from the Labour Relations Board (LRB) of worksites where nurses (LPNs and RNs) will vote on union representation – and others where a single union will represent nurses in

Aug 1, 2013

Many of you have been asking, What's happening with Licensed Practical Nurses in the BCGEU?

Mar 20, 2013

The B.C. Liberals have passed legislation that fundamentally changes the way workers in the health sector are represented.

The bill passed during the dying days of the legislative session and was introduced without consultation with workers and their unions, including the BCGEU.

Jan 10, 2013

BCGEU has submitted comments in response to the Ministry of Health's proposed changes to the regulation that governs the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) profession.

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LPN Campaign - FAQDownload FAQ sheet for LPNs. (PDF)





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