Pro Fee Reimbursement and Archived Vacation Update

Publish date: Thursday, March 14, 2019

GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

Dear GLP members, 

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

Professional Fees Reimbursement

Professional Fee Reimbursement paid by the employer is based on the fee schedule effective January 1, 2019. If you have already submitted your 2019 professional fees for reimbursement, then on April 1, 2019 and thereafter you may re-submit your receipt again for the remaining amount owing.

Archived Vacation Payout April 18 (Update)

Employees will be given a one-time option for full payout (no partial payouts) of their archived vacation bank. This includes archived vacation, up to and including the 2018 vacation year. Please see the revised timelines from the employer:

Payout on April 18 Pay

  • Employer to pull the 2019 PEA archived vacation bank info after the March 18th payrun
  • Send out online option form to eligible employees by March 20th
  • Eligible employees make their choices by April 11th (3 weeks)
  • Payout on April 18 pay (note this is a Thursday)

Thank you, 

Melissa Moroz
Labour Relations Officer

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 45 Issue 2

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

The October-November 2019 issue includes a profile of ORL members Stephanie Thoreson and Jamie Stuart.

Read the October-November 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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