OGC & GLP News

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

If you haven't done so already, fill out the online form by September 8 for the 2019 GLP AGM in Prince George on Monday, October 28 at the Ramada Plaza

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The GLP Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 GLP Elections.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Due to the announcement of the Federal Election date, the GLP AGM has been moved to Monday, October 28.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

This a call for candidates for the 2019 GLP Executive Elections.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The PEA submitted to the Forest and Range Practices Act Review.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Dear members,

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The presentation on the collective agreement is available. Members must log in to view the presentation.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dear GLP Members, 

The PEA will be hosting three web-based noon-hour sessions on May 15 and 16, 2019 to review your collective agreement and some of the recent changes.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Volunteer on the GLP Policy Review Committee

Monday, April 15, 2019

Thank you to those members who attended the April 15 Public Service Pension Plan seminar.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Union has received notice from the Employer that due to the timing of ratification there will be a delay in receiving new rates of pay as outlined in the new Collective Agreement (effective Apr

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. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A bargaining bulletin is available for GLP members on the GLP bargaining page. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The January 16, 2019 bargaining meetings have been postponed. A bargaining bulletin will follow shortly with more information.


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 46 Issue 1

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

The August-September 2020 issue includes a look into Animal Care Services at UVic.

Read the September-Ocotober 2020 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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