GLP News

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

The PEA received the below response from Minister Bowinn Ma in response to our request to discuss the compensation model of Appendix H. 

Monday, July 31, 2023

Dear GLP members,

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The following letter was sent to Tara Richards, Deputy Minister, Emergency Management BC on July 18, 2023 requesting that Appendix H be activated.

Monday, June 12, 2023

Dear GLP Engineers,

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Dear GLP members,

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Dear GLP members,

Monday, November 28, 2022

The GLP Policy Review Committee is responsible for the periodic review and updating all policies governing chapter affairs.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

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).

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

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.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Dear GLP members,

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Dear GLP members,

Monday, August 15, 2022

Dear GLP members,

Monday, July 25, 2022

GLP members can submit requests for funding of up to $200 for an activity or event to the GLP Grants and Donations Committee.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

There is one new vacancy on the GLP Executive. Are you interested in stepping forward?

Friday, April 8, 2022

Dear GLP members,


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 nine 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 48 Issue 1

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

The Spring 2022 issue takes a deep dive into the work of GLP members and their work during provincial emergencies.

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The PEA was formed in 1974 to represent licensed professionals in the BC Public Service. Since then the organization has grown to include a wide range of professionals from across BC. Find our more about our governance, staff and strategic direction.

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