PEA News

April 15, 2019
FMEP - Family Maintenance Enforcement Program Lawyers, GLP - Government Licensed Professionals, LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers, Oil & Gas Commission

Thank you to those members who attended the April 15 Public Service Pension Plan seminar.

April 09, 2019
LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers

Thanks to those of you who have already expressed interest in serving on the bargaining team for our upcoming round of contract negotiations.

April 03, 2019
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The Union has received notice from the Employer that due to the timing of ratification there will be a delay in receiving new rates of pay as outlined in the new Collective Agreement (effective Apr

March 29, 2019
LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers

Dear LSS members,

March 14, 2019
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear GLP members, 

Below are two updates relating to the recently ratified collective agreement: 

March 14, 2019

Victoria, British Columbia: The Professional Employees Association (PEA) supports the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL) and their strike vote. 

March 11, 2019
LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers

The PEA has become aware of possible job action from the Association of Legal Aid Lawyers.

February 27, 2019
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

I’m pleased to inform you that 92.3 per cent of voting members supported the tentative agreement. 67.3 per cent of GLP members cast a ballot.

February 15, 2019
HSP - Health Science Professionals

Health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province have voted to accept a new collective agreement that recognizes the value of health science professionals o

February 11, 2019

 

February 08, 2019
LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers

Dear PEA members at the Legal Services Society,

February 06, 2019
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The GLP memorandum of settlement is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page. Members are required to log in to view the document. 

January 28, 2019
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

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.

January 28, 2019

PEA Executive Committees are established annually to serve the ongoing functions of the PEA Association Executive.

January 25, 2019
LSL - Law Society Lawyers

I’m pleased to inform you that 73 per cent of voting members supported the tentative agreement. 84 per cent of members voted in the ratification process.

January 22, 2019
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

Professional Development

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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 45 Issue 2

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

The April-May 2019 issue includes a profile of GLP members Mark and Eric Scott

Read the April-May 2019 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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