LSS News

Thursday, November 9, 2017

LSS members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Municipal Pension Board of Trustees (board) has decided to change group benefits for retired members effective January 1, 2017. 

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.

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.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today, members ratified their tentative agreement. More information on the ratification is available here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Seventy-five percent of members of the Professional Employees Association that work for the Legal Services Society voted to ratify a new collective agreement. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Your bargaining committee reached a tentative agreement with Legal Services on April 17, 2013. Both parties are unanimously recommending ratification.

Attached you will find the inclusive package with all of the proposed amendments to the collective agreement.

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 43 Issue 3

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

The September 2017 issue includes a profile of HESU member Ronnie Nicolasora, member survey 2017 update, and an article on PEA members stepping up in a record-breaking wildfire season.

Read the September 2017 issue

 

 

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