GLP — Government Licensed Professionals

Our Government Licensed Professionals bargaining unit is the PEA's first, having been organized in 1974.

More than 1,200 PEA members work for numerous 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.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

GLP members should contact Labour Relations Officer Melissa Moroz or Executive Director Scott McCannell.  Oil & Gas Commission members should contact Rhiannon Bray.

Click here to find your Local Rep.

Primary GLP Collective Agreement Documents

This area contain the Master PEA Agreement and associated wage scales. Click here to see all related documents.

GLP Executive

Chairperson: Carl Withler, Agrologist, 250-861-7211

Vice-Chairperson: Theo Knevel, Forester, 250-784-1248

Secretary-Treasurer: Sheldon Martell, Forester, 250-751-7030


Sam Davis, Forester, 250-398-4416

Frank Kohlberger, Forester, 250-371-6557

Shawna Larade, Agrologist, 250-426-1742

Warren McCormick, Engineer, 250-356-5889

GLP News

Thursday, September 14, 2017

We've updated our Endangered Experts report incorporating data since 2015.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

We are looking for expressions of interest from PEA GLP members for the 2019 GLP Bargaining Committee.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Attend with Paid Travel Expenses

GLP Constitution

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 44 Issue 2

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

The July 2017 issue includes a profile of Barbara Jo May, Convention 2017, a recent PEA forester victory, unions and the movement for LGBT rights, as well as saying farewell to a loved labour relations officer.

Read the July 2017 issue



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