UVic News

Monday, November 1, 2021

The 2021 PEA UVic Chapter Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. PST.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

UVic PEA Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 UVic PEA Elections. Ori Granot, Sandra Guerreiro and Cliff Haman are elected by acclamation as Directors-at-Large.

Monday, September 27, 2021

The deadline for the nominations for the 2021 UVic Chapter Executive Elections is October 1, 2021.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021



Updated health and safety guidelines for post-secondary campuses come up short

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Volunteer on a PEA Executive Committee! Our Executive Committees are established following convention to serve the ongoing functions of the Association.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Sandra Guerreiro has been elected for the Director Position on the UVic Chapter Executive. Sandra will assume office immediately; the term will last until the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This is a call for nominations for one vacant Director position on the UVic Chapter Executive. The term of the position is until the AGM in November 2021.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dear members,

Monday, October 5, 2020

The UVic PEA Elections Committee, is pleased to announce the results of the 2020 UVic PEA Elections. Melissa Doyle has been elected by acclamation into the position of Vice-Chairperson.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The 2020 UVic Chapter AGM will be held virtually on November 4, 2020 at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Each year, members of the UVic Chapter Executive are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms. Thi

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.


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 48 Issue 1

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

The Spring 2022 issue takes a deep dive into the work of GLP members and their work during provincial emergencies.

Read the latest 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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