OGC & GLP News

Monday, September 13, 2021

Lori Halls, Deputy Minister, Lands and Natural Resource Secretariat and the representatives from the PEA Shawna Larade and Christine Bieber have been meeting to discuss the work of the Secretariat.

Monday, August 9, 2021

The BC Government has confirmed that members of the public service will receive the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 as a holiday this year. 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The GLP Chapter is giving notice that elections for its Executive will take place this year. Your union needs an effective Executive Committee with inspired and committed members working on behalf

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Volunteer on a PEA Executive Committee! Our Executive Committees are established following convention to serve the ongoing functions of the Association.

Monday, April 12, 2021

The online election for the GLP Bargaining Committee is open from April 8 at 2:00 p.m. to April 15 at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Sixteenth Main Collective agreement between the Professional Employees Association (PEA) and the Government of the Province of British Columbia expires March 31, 2022. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Qualifications review:

Monday, January 18, 2021

In addition to the webinars we are offering with Evidence for Democracy, the PEA is also hosting the following union-focused virtual sessions that are open to all GLP members:

Friday, December 18, 2020

Dear GLP members,

With the end of 2020 in sight, I wanted to give an update on some of the changes that have happened these past few months and some of the new year plans.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Dear GLP Members, 

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The PEA made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2021. Our focus was on recruitment and retention challenges.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Scientific professionals in the provincial government play a fundamental role in protecting public health, preserving natural resources, contributing to our economy, and ensuring the safety and pro

Monday, April 20, 2020

Dear GLP Members,

The intention of this email is to clarify the options available to GLP members who are working remotely while also caring for children at home during COVID-19.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Temporary unpaid job-protected leave during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Dear members,

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dear GLP members,

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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 47 Issue 1

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

The May to June 2021 issue includes a look into what it's like to work within UVic's Theatre Department.

Read the latest issue

 

 

The PEA was formed in 1974 to represent licensed professionals in the BC Public Service. Since then the organization has grown to include a wide range of professionals from across BC. Find our more about our governance, staff and strategic direction.

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