SMS — St. Margaret's School

The PEA was certified in August, 2000 to represent the teachers of St. Margaret's School.

In December, 2000 the certification was varied to include a group of support staff employees at the school. In April of 2002, the certification was again varied to include cooks, chefs, kitchen helpers and laundry workers. The chapter currently includes teachers and support workers at the school, including bus drivers and office and maintenance staff.

One of Canada's leading non-denominational schools for girls, St. Margaret's provides young women with education from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve and has programs for ESL students. St. Margaret's School is located in Victoria.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

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

Your Local Reps are:

Junior School. Includes: After School Care, Library, Junior School Office, Tutorial Staff
Sonny Wilson, 250-479-7171

Middle Years. Includes: Tutorial Staff
Bev Waterfield, 250-479-7171

Office Support. Includes: Development, Dudley's Closet, Finance, Networks, Senior School Office
Sonny Wilson, 250-479-7171

Residence Staff.
Vacant

Senior School. Includes: Tutorial Staff
Vacant

Services Support. Includes: Grounds, Kitchen, Laundry, Maintenance, Transport
Ross Alden, 250-479-7171
Raj Baidwan, 250-479-7171
Patricia Mann, 250-479-7171

SMS Executive

Chairperson: Bev Waterfield

Vice-Chairperson: Ross Alden

Secretary-Treasurer: Vacant

Member-at-Large: Ben Pawlett

All executive members can be reached at St. Margaret's School, 250-479-7171.

Your Collective Agreement

The fifth collective agreement between the Professional Employees Association and St. Margaret's School is available in PDF format. The following is revised to Include Residence Staff effective June 18, 2014.

SMS Collective Agreement

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SMS News

Friday, October 27, 2017

In this issue of the SMS Union Update, you'll find an overview of the PEA including a profile of your labour relations officer, as well as updates on tutorial FTE breakdown and extended health bene

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In this issue of the SMS Union Update you'll find an explanation of sick day balance, information on supporting staff Pro.D and an interview with SMS member Ross Alden.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The winners from the March 10 coffee event were:

SMS 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 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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