2021 LSL Chapter AGM

Publish date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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The 2021 LSL Chapter Annual General Meeting will be held online on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST. Registration links were sent via email.

The Agenda is as follows: 

  1. Approval of 2020 AGM Minutes (See below. Login is required. Contact us for assistance with your PEA account.)
  2. PEA Executive Report – Scott McCannell
  3. LSL Executive Report – Megan Nicholls
  4. LRO Report – Brett Harper
  5. Chapter History – Anneke Driessen
  6. Bargaining Update – Kurt Wedel
  7. Secretary-Treasurer Report – Dimple Kainth
  8. Executive Elections – Brett Harper
  9. Other Business

Minutes of 2020 LSL AGM

Chapter Executive Elections
This is also a Call for Candidates for the Executive Committee of the LSL Chapter. The Executive Committee consists of three members (preferably from different departments), elected annually: a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson, and a Secretary-Treasurer. In addition, we are seeking volunteers to advance initiatives related to compensation, communications, and social issues, and/or serve as members-at-large. If you are interested or have questions about the positions, please contact Executive Co-Chairs Anneke Driessen and Megan Nicholls. A call for nominations from the floor will also take place at the AGM. You can also find the chapter consitution here. 


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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