OGC — Oil and Gas Commission

The B.C. Labour Relations Board certified the PEA as the bargaining agent for professionals at the Oil & Gas Commission following its devolution from the provincial government in October of 2006.

PEA members at the Commission remain members of the Government Licensed Professionals Chapter.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

All OGC bargaining unit members should contact Labour Relations Officer Rhiannon Bray in our Victoria office regarding service issues. Phone 250-385-8791 or call toll free at 1-800-779-7736.

Your Local Rep is: Stuart Venables 250-419-4472

Primary OGC Collective Agreement Documents

A new collective agreement for OGC members is not yet available. Please review the expired collective agreement and memorandum of agreement below.

Click here to see all GLP/OCG-related documents.

OGC Executive

Because OGC members remain part of the GLP, they share Executive members as follows:

Sam Davis, Forester, Chair, 250-398-4416

Shawna Larade, Agrologist, Vice-Chair, 250-426-1742

Sheldon Martell, Forester, Secretary-Treasurer, 250-751-7030

Don D'Souza, Engineer, 778-698-3662

Frank Kohlberger, Forester, 250-371-6557

Elizabeth Hunt, Forester, 250-784-1237

Patricia Wilson, Psychologist, 604-951-5889



Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dear GLP members, 

Below are two updates relating to the recently ratified collective agreement: 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I’m pleased to inform you that 92.3 per cent of voting members supported the tentative agreement. 67.3 per cent of GLP members cast a ballot.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The GLP memorandum of settlement is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page. Members are required to log in to view the document. 

GLP Constitution

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 45 Issue 1

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

The January/February 2019 issue includes a profile of SMS member Bev Waterfield

Read the January/February 2019 issue



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