HSP — Health Science Professionals

Health Science Professionals who work for regional health authorities are represented by a bargaining association.

PEA members — physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists and public health engineers — make up a small part of some 10,000 professionals.

Apart from PEA, other unions in the bargaining association include the Health Sciences Association (HSA), the BC Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) and others.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

Your Labour Relations Officer is Rhiannon Bray, 250-385-8791 ext 204

HSP Collective Agreement Documents

HSP Executive

Chairperson: Ronda Field, 604-897-0189

Vice-Chair and Treasurer: Vacant, contact Rhiannon Bray

Secretary: Laura Kuypers, 250-770-3477 ext. 3474

Member-at-large: Shauna Darcangelo, 250-213-4509

Member-at-large: Zaheen Rhemtulla, 604-524-7907

Member Programs

HSP offers two programs for PEA members in this Chapter:

  • Professional Development funding
  • An Enhanced Disability Management Program (EDMP)

You can find out more about both programs here.

HSP News

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The HSPBA/HEABC Recruitment and Retention Committee last reported that it had submitted its Report and Recommendations concerning the sonographer shortage to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Pu

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Over the past few months, we have been talking with our HSP members through phone calls and meetings. Thank you for speaking with PEA staff and leaders. We heard many of your concerns and we are working with you to take action.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Municipal Pension Plan is reporting a surplus. It’s largely a result of higher than expected investment returns. That’s good news for ORL and HSP members covered by the plan.

HSP Collective Agreement FAQs

HSP Constitution

HSP AGM Documents

    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 ten 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 44 Issue 2

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

    The July 2017 issue includes a profile of Barbara Jo May, Convention 2017, a recent PEA forester victory, unions and the movement for LGBT rights, as well as saying farewell to a loved labour relations officer.

    Read the July 2017 issue

     

     

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