LPNs in BCGEU: Stronger together
BCGEU is proud to represent Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in our health care membership. LPNs join other nurses, health science professionals, care aides, community health workers, support service workers, and others who work in facilities, community health, and in government service who belong to the BCGEU. We are BC's third largest health care union. LPNs have a strong voice in our union, and are in positions of leadership in their locals and components.
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.
BCGEU LPNs respond to
(posted May 2012)
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