UVic News

Friday, September 22, 2017

There are four Executive positions are up for election this year: the Chairperson and three Directors.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Read a copy of the memo from the LTD Review Steering Committee

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Four UVic Chapter Executive positions are up for election this year: the Vice-Chairperson position and three Director positions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the UVic Chapter on Tuesday, November 8 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Arbutus Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is to invite you, on behalf of the Executive of the UVic Chapter of the PEA, to our summer social event, the Pond Party, to be held on:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016, at the University Club from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Members will be asked to vote on ongoing affiliation to the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) via online ballot between May 9 and 20, 2016.

UVic members can attend a seminar on campus to find out more about affiliation. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UVic PEA members have been invited to attend a weekend lunch and learn on the weekend MBA program offered by the Gustavson School of Business.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Members will receive a 0.45% wage increase in 2016 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The UVic Chapter AGM will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Arbutus-Queenswood room of the UVic Cadboro Commons building.

A light luncheon will be served for the first 70 members.

Friday, October 16, 2015

October 29, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
David Strong Room C 126

The PEA is proud to host Gary Hawton, President of OceanRock Investments, for a lunch-time seminar.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello PEA Members,

As Chair of the UVic PEA Elections Committee, I am pleased to announce the results of the 2015 UVic PEA Election. Sheryl Karras has been elected by acclamation into the position of Chairperson, and Chris Clausen, Ori Granot, and Mike Cave have been elected by acclamation as Directors at Large.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

To All UVic PEA members,

Nominations are due on October 8 for the four Executive positions that are up for election this year: the Chairperson position and three Director positions. This is a call for nominations to fill these positions immediately following our AGM on November 12, 2015, for a two-year term as per Article 6.3 of the Constitution.

Friday, September 18, 2015

To All UVic PEA Members,

Four Executive positions are up for election this year: the Chairperson position and three Director positions. This is a call for nominations to fill these positions immediately following our AGM on November 12, 2015, for a two-year term as per Article 6.3 of the Constitution.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Would you like an opportunity to connect with colleagues and to improve lines of communication among PEA members?

The Executive of the UVic Chapter of the PEA is looking for members to fill five vacant positions for Local Reps in the following buildings:

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bring your questions and your collective agreement and join us for a lunch time seminar with members our UVic PEA chapter executive and PEA Labour Relations Officer, Melissa Moroz.

This is an excellent opportunity for newer members to get familiar with the collective agreement language and how it's applied in departments. All members are welcome to attend.


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 44 Issue 2

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

The July 2017 issue includes a profile of Barbara Jo May, Convention 2017, a recent PEA forester victory, unions and the movement for LGBT rights, as well as saying farewell to a loved labour relations officer.

Read the July 2017 issue



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