The B.C. Labour Relations Board certifies the PEA as the bargaining agent for professionals at the Oil & Gas Commission following its devolution from the provincial government. PEA members at the Commission remain members of the Government Licensed Professionals Chapter and make up the Association's eleventh bargaining unit.
The PEA and the Prince George School District reach agreement for a renewal collective agreement with the assistance of a mediator.
The Supreme Court of Canada rules that the BC Government violated constitutional rights of unions when it enacted Bill 29 in 2002. The PEA continues to work with other unions in bargaining associations to protect union rights for members in the CHSS and HSP Chapters.
The B.C. Labour Relations Board grants the PEA's tenth certification, as bargaining agent for lawyers employed by the Law Society of B.C.
65 members attend the PEA's first Education Conference over two days in Victoria.
Negotiators for the PEA and the University of Victoria reach a settlement for renewal of our collective agreement for a four-year term.
After two days of negotiations, the PEA and Themis Program Management Ltd. reach a tentative settlement for a four- year collective agreement for Family Maintenance Enforcement Program Lawyers.
Armed with a 97% strike vote, the PEA enters into mediation with the Legal Services Society and reaches a tentative settlement for a twelfth collective agreement.
The Community Health Services & Support Bargaining Association reaches a tentative agreement with the Health Employers Association of B.C. for a four-year deal covering 15,000 employees, including 150 PEA members.
The PEA and the Government of the Province of B.C. reach a tentative settlement for a thirteenth Master Agreement with a four-year term.
Negotiators for the Paramedical Professional Bargaining Association and the Health Employers Association of B.C. reach a tentative agreement for a four-year collective agreement covering nearly 14,000 health professionals, including 140 PEA members. The B.C. Labour Relations Board subsequently grants an application to change the name of the bargaining association to Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association.
Representatives of the PEA and the Prince George School District #57 agree to renew the collective agreement for a two-year term, expiring on June 30, 2006.