GLP News

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Scientific professionals in the provincial government play a fundamental role in protecting public health, preserving natural resources, contributing to our economy, and ensuring the safety and pro

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The PEA made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2021. Our focus was on recruitment and retention challenges.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Dear GLP Members,

The intention of this email is to clarify the options available to GLP members who are working remotely while also caring for children at home during COVID-19.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Temporary unpaid job-protected leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dear members,

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dear GLP members,

Friday, March 20, 2020

Dear GLP members,

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear GLP members,

The PEA has been closely monitoring the continually changing COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Dear Victoria GLP members,

Friday, January 24, 2020

Dear pharmacists,

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Interest Disclosure Act webinar on January 16 which was presented by the Office of the BC Ombudsperson. Below are the materials from the webinar:

Friday, November 8, 2019

Dear GLP members,

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dear GLP Members, 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dear GLP members, 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Professional Reliance Task Force and the Scientific Integrity Committee are a joint union and employer commitment made by the BC PSA & the PEA in the most recent collective agreement.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Below you will find the presentation from the GLP Appointments in the Public Service Presentation. 


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 46 Issue 1

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

The August-September 2020 issue includes a look into Animal Care Services at UVic.

Read the September-Ocotober 2020 issue



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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