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Appendix H: Leave for Meritorious Service – Don’t Get Burned

Dear GLP members, If you are part of BC’s emergency response to wildfires and floods you may not be paid for your work. For newer members this may come as a surprise, so we want to make sure you are aware of the language in the GLP collective agreement…

Update on General Wage Increases

General wage increases beginning the first pay period after April 1, 2023 will be 6.75%. This is the maximum amount (i.e., Max COLA) that was bargained and forms part of the collective agreement. The general wage increase takes effect on the first pay…

GLP Retro Payments

Dear GLP members, The Union has reached out to the Employer to determine the timeline for retro payments. The Employer has not provided any information regarding when retro payments will be processed other than to comment that they are dealing with…

Volunteer on the GLP Policy Review Committee

The GLP Policy Review Committee is responsible for the periodic review and updating all policies governing chapter affairs. The Committee consists of at least three GLP members, who are appointed by the GLP Executive. There are two to three meetings per…

Call for Representatives: North Central Labour Council

We are seeking three GLP representatives for the North Central Labour Council (NCLC)! The GLP Chapter is now affiliated to the NCLC, chartered by the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). This is an opportunity to have your voice heard. Meetings will take…

Government Licensed Professionals Ratify Collective Agreement

November 22, 2022 (Victoria) – Government Licensed Professionals (GLP) have voted 80 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached with the BC Public Service Agency. The 1,200 licensed professionals include agrologists, engineers, foresters,…

Government Licensed Professionals reach a tentative agreement with BC’s Public Service Agency

Dear GLP members, Today we reached a tentative settlement with BC's Public Service Agency after 28 days at the table. The bargaining committee recommends ratification of this tentative agreement. The main highlights of the tentative agreement are…

PEA Will Issue 72-Hour Strike Notice at Noon Today

Dear GLP members, The PEA will be issuing 72-hour strike notice to the employer at noon today. Under the BC Labour Relations Code, the union must issue strike notice before any strike action can begin. You will be notified in advance of when strike…

BCGEU On Strike Today – BC Liquor Distribution Wholesale and Distribution Centres

Dear GLP members, BCGEU members at four BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) wholesale and distribution centres began job action on Monday, August 15. PEA worksites will not be picketed, and members should report for work as usual. We encourage…

You may be eligible for a GLP Grant or Donation

GLP members can submit requests for funding of up to $200 for an activity or event to the GLP Grants and Donations Committee. Grants and donations are administered by the GLP Executive based on their consistency with the chapter’s strategic plan or…

GLP declares impasse with BC government and calls for a strike vote

May 16, 2022 (Victoria) – The Professional Employees Association (PEA) reached impasse with the provincial government's Public Service Agency (PSA) in negotiating a contract for the 1,200 Government Licensed Professionals (GLP) working in the public…

GLP Executive Vacancy

There is one new vacancy on the GLP Executive. Are you interested in stepping forward? The Chapter Executive consists of seven members elected bi-ennially in odd-number years by secret ballot. In the event of a vacant position, the remaining Executive…