Election of the Bargaining Committee

Publish date: Friday, June 29, 2018

UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

Dear UVic Members,

The UVic Chapter Executive is looking for members to represent their UVic colleagues on the bargaining committee. The UVic collective agreement expires on June 30, 2019.

Committee members will have access to training and education, and expenses and wages are covered for all bargaining activities. No previous experience is required. Bargaining Committee members are a point of contact for all UVic members in regard to negotiations and work with professional PEA staff negotiators to develop proposals, communications and the bargaining strategy, as well as make decisions on settlements.

Bargaining committee members will consult with the UVic membership on priorities through meetings and surveys. Committee members will attend bargaining sessions with the employer and report back to the membership on progress and a tentative agreement. Participation on a bargaining committee is a significant, but rewarding commitment.

The composition of the bargaining committee will be three members from the Chapter Executive and three members-at-large. The Chapter Executive will appoint the three members-at-large from those who express interest. 

If you are interested in being on the Bargaining Committee, please send your interest by email to PEA membership by July 16, 2018. Please include why you're interested in the Bargaining Committee and why you think you're a good fit. If you have questions about the committee, contact Al Gallupe.

Thank you,

UVic Chapter Executive

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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