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,

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The UVic PEA Chapter Chair was invited to participate and provide input in the UVic presidential search. Members can read the submission below. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

As Chair of the UVic PEA Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2019 UVic PEA Elections.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Dear members, 

On Thursday, CUPE 4163 and the University of Victoria reached a tentative agreement through mediation.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Nominations for the UVic Chapter Executive positions are due on October 4.

UVic Chapter Executive positions are up for election this year:

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The 2019 UVic Chapter AGM is on Wednesday, November 6 from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. in the Arbutus & Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dear UVic Members,

The PEA UVic Chapter Executive invites UVic PEA members to our Annual Summer Pond Party on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the University Club from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, January 28, 2019

I’m pleased to inform you that 91 per cent of voting members supported the tentative agreement. We expect the results of the UVic ratification later this week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Professional Development

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thank you to those members who attended the meeting last night to review the tentative agreement. Below you will find a link to the tentative agreement.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Joint Message from the PEA and UVic regarding tentative settlement

Friday, November 9, 2018

Members will receive a 0.75% wage increase in 2019 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Each year, members of the UVic Chapter Executive are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dear PEA Colleagues,

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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 August-September 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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