FMEP News

Friday, September 25, 2015

Please be advised the FMEP’s application for the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) was accepted on September 22. The employer will provide more information to members including process for employee paperwork as soon as it becomes available.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Please be advised that the employer has agreed to pay the full $1000.00 signing bonus to all members of the bargaining unit. The signing bonus is NOT prorated for members who work less than 1.0 FTE. If you received a prorated amount please expect to be in receipt of the remainder of the monies owed to you.

Previous message on signing bonus from April 13, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

PEA members participating in the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) should be confident that they are members in one of the best managed defined benefit pension plans around.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The PEA is pleased to inform you that members voted to ratify the tentative agreement between parties. Of the 100% of members that voted, 77% voted in favour of ratification.

Friday, March 6, 2015

A FMEP bargaining update is available for members here. You will be required to login to view the bulletin.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A bargaining update is available for members here. You will be required to login to view the bulletin.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A bargaining update is available for members here. You will be required to login to view the bulletin.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A bargaining update is available for FMEP members. Please note you must login to read this.

Read the update here.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Please complete the corporate compliance training as required by the employer by the end of the day (May 30). The PEA is following up on this matter with the employer to get a resolution and will let you know when we have reached an outcome.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The FMEP bargaining team has been struck and consists of: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The PEA and management have agreed to a $130.00 tax included cap on non-commercial vehicle inspections. That means the employer will reimburse members for actual costs incurred up to a maximum of $130.00 tax included. Please contact your Labour Relations Officer if you have any questions.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dear members,

The employer has conceded to our grievance regarding the vehicle inspections. The conditions of the resolution are outlined in the attached letter.

In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of ten chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

The Professional | Volume 43 Issue 3

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The September 2017 issue includes a profile of HESU member Ronnie Nicolasora, member survey 2017 update, and an article on PEA members stepping up in a record-breaking wildfire season.

Read the September 2017 issue

 

 

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