Find Your LRO & Rep

Labour Relations Officer

Al Gallupe, 250-385-8791 ext 202

Local Reps

GLP includes the Oil & Gas Commission. Except where otherwise indicated, jurisdictions include members in all ministries.

Specific Government Organizations Under the GLP Umbrella

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) Stuart Venables 250.419.4472
     

Areas outside of Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District (Victoria)

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
100 Mile House Ryan Cunningham 250.395.7817
Alexis Creek Grant Feldinger 250.394.4762
Burns Lake Ken Chalmers 250.692.2238
Campbell River-Courtenay-Comox David Tanner 250.286.9428
Castlegar-Trail Ian Wiles 250.365.8638
Chilliwack (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) Enrique Sanchez 604.702.5748
Clearwater Ron Van der Zwan 250.587.6743
Cranbrook-Creston-Fernie-Invermere Shawna Larade 250.489.8555
Dawson Creek Elizabeth Hunt 250.784.1237
Fort Nelson Mary Viszlai-Beale 250.774.5511
Fort St James Mark Hayter 250.996.5247
Fort St John

Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe

 
Grand Forks Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  
Houston Jonathan Van Barneveld 250.845.5811
Kamloops (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 441 Columbia St., Region & Branch; Ministry of Agriculture; Ministry of Energy and Mines; Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation) Ben Sampogna 250.828.4436
Kamloops (Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations: District Office and BC Timber Sales) Mike Dedels 250.371.6548
Kamloops (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 1259 Dalhousie, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Children & Family Development, Ministry of Transportation) Carol Danyluk 250.371.6229
Kelowna Carl Withler 250 861-7229
  Phil Croteau (alternate) 250.861.7419
Mackenzie Kristin Hendry (on leave)  
 

Duncan Moss
(alternate)

 
Merritt / Lillooet Rene Garcia-Daguer 250.378.8477
Nanaimo (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Regional Office) Warren McCormick  
     
Nanaimo-Parksville-Ladysmith (All Ministries other than Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) Al Leuschen 250.751.3199
Nelson (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)

 

Julie Castonguay 

Curt Nixon

 
Nelson (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and Ministry of Transportation at 333 Victoria and 310 Ward) Brad McCandlish  250.354.6393
Penticton-Summerland-Oliver Mike Reiner 250.490.8206
Port Alberni Heidi Reinikka 250.731.3000
Port McNeill-Port Hardy Rob Short 250.956.5036
Powell River-Sechelt (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) Russell Brewer

604.485.0720

  Mark Scott (alternate) 604.485.0734

Prince George (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: District Office)

 

Rob Ottesen

 
Prince George (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Regional Office) Robert Norwell 250.565.6182
Prince George (All Ministries other than Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) Chris Finke 250.565.6163
Queen Charlotte City Sean Muise  
  Mark Salzl (alternate) 250.559.6222
Quesnel Bob Keen (alternate) 250.992.4484
Revelstoke / Golden Peter Gribbon 250.837.7714

Smithers (All Ministries at 3333 Tatlow Road)

Marc Schuffert 250.847.6329

Smithers (All Ministries at 3726 Alfred Avenue)

Laura Bolster 250.847.7758
Squamish Joanne DeGagne 604.898.2116

Terrace
 

Aaron Benterud 250.638.5118
Vanderhoof John DeGagne 250.567.6371
Vernon-Salmon Arm Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  
Williams Lake (All Ministries)

 Sam Davis

 250.398.4416

Metro Vancouver and Area

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
GV (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture ,Ministry of Energy, Mines, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  

GV/FV (Ministry of Health: All Mental Health Centres, BC Youth Development Centre; and Ministry of Children & Family Development)

Patricia Wilson

 
GV (Ministry of Labour & Citizens' Services [PDC Pharmacy]) Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  
FV (Ministry of Agriculture) Navneet Gill (alternate) 604.556.3079
  Paul van Westendorp 604.556.3129
GV (Ministry of Transportation) Mark Louttit

604.527.2276

Capital Regional District

Team / Unit / Jurisdiction Local Rep Phone Number
VIC/Duncan (AGR, FLNR, LCTZ: All Branches at 780 Blanshard St, 808 Douglas St., 525 Superior St. Victoria; Duncan; Mesachie Lake) Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  
VIC (Oil & Gas Commission) Stuart Venables 250.952.0355
VIC (Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources; Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training ; Ministry of Natural Gas Development) Kirk Hancock 250.952.0433
VIC (Gatehouse/Waterfront: Ministry of Environment: Environmental Quality Br, Science Information Br, Management Standards Br; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at Gatehouse/Waterfront) Vacant - Please contact
Al Gallupe
 

VIC (All Ministries at 2975 Jutland Rd)

Baljeet Mann

Margaret Crowley (alternate)

250.356.2286

250.387.6018

VIC (Ministry of Children & Family Development; Ministry of Health Services) Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  
VIC (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Other Ministries at 1520 & 1810 Blanshard St, 722 Johnson St, 800 Johnson St, 4300 North Rd, 3400 Davidson Ave, Bay St, Saanichton, Colwood)

Charles Klasen

 

Beth Eagles

250.387.8377

 

250.387.8307

VIC (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations: Forest Analysis & Inventory Branch, and members at 727 Fisgard St.) Ron Planden 250.387.6867
VIC (Ministry of Transportation & Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development) Vacant - Interested volunteers please contact Al Gallupe  

 

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 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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