PEA News

November 27,
SMS - St. Margaret's School

Dear SMS members,

November 15,

Election of Table Officers

November 09,
HSP - Health Science Professionals

After almost 10 weeks of bargaining, a three-year tentative agreement has been reached between the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC

November 09,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals, HSP - Health Science Professionals, LABC - Legal Aid BC, Oil & Gas Commission, UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

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.

November 08,
HSP - Health Science Professionals

Dear HSP Pharmacists, 

November 08,
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The presentation from the November 7 member meetings is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page under documents.

November 06,
HSP - Health Science Professionals

The HSP AGM will be held via teleconference this year on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend. 


October 29,
HSP - Health Science Professionals

Bargaining Bulletin 3 | October 29, 2018

October 26,
FMA - Family Maintenance Agency

We have been continuing to seek information updates about FMA service delivery from Chris Beresford, Executive Director, Maintenance, Enforcement and Locate services.

October 23,

Professional Employees Association (PEA) was optimistic about the tabling of the Professional Governance Act.

October 03,

It’s time to restore scientific integrity in the BC Public Service

October 3, 2018

September 24,
SMS - St. Margaret's School

The PEA conducted a survey on Work Intensification and Environment for members at St. Margaret’s School (SMS).

September 19,
ORL - Okanagan Regional Librarians

The ORL Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, October 1, 6:30 pm, at the Marten Brewpub in Vernon.


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. 

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