Deadline for UVic Chapter Executive Nominations is Oct 1

Publish date: Monday, September 27, 2021

UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

The deadline for the nominations for the 2021 UVic Chapter Executive Elections is October 1, 2021.

Members of the UVic Chapter Executive are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms. The position of Chairperson and four Director positions are up for election this year. This is a call for nominations to fill these positions immediately following our virtual AGM on November 3, 2021 for a two-year term as per Article 6.3 of the Constitution.

The Chairperson will be the chief executive officer of the Chapter. The Chairperson will preside at all meetings, and sign all contracts, documents or instruments undertaken between the Chapter and other organizations or individuals and will be a delegate to the annual convention of the Association. The Chairperson will have overall responsibility for the general and active management of the business of the Chapter and will enforce and abide by the provisions of the Chapter Constitution and By-Laws.

Directors represent the various interests of the Chapter and will perform duties as may be determined by the Executive. In particular, the Directors must attend monthly local chapter executive meetings. View your chapter constitution here.

Submit the nomination form with a bio and photo to the UVic PEA Elections Committee c/o Luke Whittington, Chair by October 1, 2021.

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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. 

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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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