Meet Our Chapters
The PEA Chapters are the heart of our Association. They are naturally aligned groups that share similar professional goals, skills, attributes and direction — and so they bargain with employers as separate entities working underneath the PEA umbrella.
You can find out more about each Chapter, including the respective collective agreement, by exploring their pages. But bear in mind there is some content that is available to logged-in members only.
FMA: Family Maintenance Agency
The Family Maintenance Agency comprises lawyers employed in the BC Attorney-General's Family Maintenance Enforcement Program.
GLP: Government Licensed Professionals
Over 1200 PEA members work for ministries and agencies across British Columbia, in the direct employ of the provincial government. Government Licensed Professionals include foresters, engineers, agrologists, geoscientists, psychologists, and others.
HESU: Hospital Employees' Staff Union
Hospital Employees' Staff Union — this chapter represents the staff at the Hospital Employees’ Union including positions in accounting, administration, building services, communications, equity, legal, payroll, organizing, research and servicing.
HSP: Health Science Professionals
Health Science Professionals — physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists and public health engineers — who work for regional health authorities are represented by a bargaining association.
LSL: Law Society Lawyers
The LSL comprises staff lawyers working for The Law Society of BC — the independent governing body that protects the public interest in the administration of justice.
LSS: Legal Services Society Lawyers
The Legal Services Society of BC was founded in 1979 to provide legal aid to qualified applicants. PEA represents employed lawyers who work for the Society and practice primarily in criminal, family and immigration law.
OGC: Oil and Gas Commission
The PEA is the bargaining agent for professionals at the Oil & Gas Commission following its devolution from the provincial government in October of 2006. PEA members at the Commission remain members of the Government Licensed Professionals Chapter.
ORL: Okanagan Regional Librarians
Comprised of professional librarians employed by the Okanagan Regional Library Board — the Board operates local libraries from Kelowna to Golden and Revelstoke to Princeton.
SMS: St. Margaret's School
This Chapter includes teachers and support workers at St. Margaret's — one of Canada's leading non-denominational schools for girls.
UVic: University of Victoria
PEA members in this Chapter include administrative officers, systems specialists, program coordinators, academic assistants, laboratory instructors, and many other classifications at UVic.