GLP News

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Members will receive a 0.35% wage increase in 2017 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Members will receive a 0.35% wage increase in 2017 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

David Zirnhelt is the keynote speaker at the GLP AGM. Mr. Zirnhelt is a rancher and a consultant in economic development and land use policy. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

At one time, all PEA members were designated as stationary status. This allowed any PEA member who travelled to claim meal allowance for time spent in the field. In 2004, this changed in the Ministry of FLNRO when certain positions were designated as field status (removing their eligibility for the meal allowance).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

As mentioned in our email on November 17, 2015, PEA members at Oil and Gas Commission will receive a wage increase from the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) of 0.45% on May 1, 2016. This will be in addition to the other wage increase in 2016 negotiated by the parties in the last round of negotiations: the 0.5% increase on July 1, 2016.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Members will receive a 0.45% wage increase in 2016 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The PEA is hosting a GLP members’ Pension and Retirement web teleconference at 12:00 p.m. (PDT) on September 23. Call in promptly as it is open ot the first 250 attendees.The session will provide an overview of both the retirement provisions in our collective agreement and our defined benefit Public Service Pension Plan. Join us to learn about final year vacation entitlements, monetary retirement allowances based on years of service and relocation rights for retirees, and more.

The session will be offered again on October 7 at 12:00 p.m. (PDT).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The BC Public Service Agency anticipates that it will be three to four pay periods from ratification (May 12, 2015) for the 1% wage increase to be applied, and then another two to three pay periods for the retroactive pay. The PSA are talking with Telus about exact dates, so please stay tuned for additional information.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thank you to all members who provided input into the Professional Reliance Review being conducted by MLA Morris. We have submitted all member comments anonymously. This supports our meeting with MLA Morris from March 11, 2015. 

Read the letter and the member comments. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A tentative collective agreement has been reached. Members can read the bargaining bulletin and full settlement after logging into the website.

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.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Three members of the PEA attended a meeting with Liberal MLA Mike Morris today in an attempt to help him understand how BC’s regulatory model, Professional Reliance, has gone too far. The B.C. Liberal government in responding to concerns by a number of wildlife user groups and other stakeholders launched an internal review, headed by Prince George North MLA Mike Morris.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Please plan on attending one of three members' meetings scheduled on Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, March 12 to learn about the latest bargaining developments.

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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 42 Issue 4

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

The December 2016 issue includes a profile of Beth Eagles, a cruising-policy forester with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources. This issue also covers what the PEA and the labour movement are doing to support the next generation of workers. Finally, we highlight the significance of the Brian Day court case currently working its way through the courts. 

Read the December 2016 issue

 

 

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