UVic — University of Victoria

The PEA was certified in September 1995 to represent the non-faculty professionals of the University of Victoria.

PEA members include administrative officers, systems specialists, program coordinators, academic assistants, laboratory instructors, and many other classifications working in a broad range of University departments and programs. Visit the chapter website.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

Your Labour Relations Officer is:
Sam Montgomery, 250-385-8791 ext 201

UVic Collective Agreement Documents

UVic Executive

Chair: Sheryl Karras, 250-721-6433
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Vice-Chair: Melissa Doyle, 250-634-4153
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Treasurer: Telka Duxbury, 250-472-5134
Centre for Accessible Learning

Secretary: Adam Gaudes, 250-721-6256
University Systems

DirectorMike Cave, 250-472-4997
Co-op Education

Director: Katy Chan, 250-721-7842
Technology Integrated Learning

Director: Kristen Ficke, 250-721-7604

University Systems

Director: Ori Granot, 250-721-7183
Chemistry

Director: Cliff Haman, 250-472-5310

UVic News

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 post-secondary funding and economic recovery in BC.

Friday, March 20, 2020

 

Dear UVic PEA members,

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear UVic members,

UVic Chapter Documents

UVic Job Evaluation Guide


 

UVic Constitution

By-Laws

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 January-February 2020 issue includes a Vancouver Sun op/ed piece from PEA Executive Director Scott McCannell on the Legal Services Society strike.

Read the January-February 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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