Resources

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.

 

Find your Labour Relations Officer

Looking for your Local Rep?

For information about each chapter's local representatives, please refer to the following chapter pages:

Need more information on collective bargaining?

Note: This only includes your core Collective Agreement; for related documents, please check your Chapter page. You can find collective bargaining resources here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forms you need

Expense Claim Forms

For all expenses claimed, please fill out an Expense Claim Form either on your computer or by hand. Expense claim forms filled out on your computer must still be accompanied by all documents (including a printed copy of the form and all related receipts) and mailed to the Victoria office for speedy reimbursements.

Help with expense forms

New Member Application Form

Are you a new PEA member?

Simply fill in our fillable PDF application form and return it to the PEA as per the instructions on the form. 

PEA Policy Changes

Incidental Allowance

We would like to remind members that the PEA’s Travel Expense policy was revised last year to include a $15 incidental allowance. Members are responsible to include all claims they wish to have reimbursed on their expense claim form before submitting. View the PEA’s full travel expense policy and expense guidelines for further information.

The following table illustrates when members are eligible to claim the allowance:

Lunch and dinner claimed Claim $15
Lunch and dinner claimed and away overnight Claim $15
Overnight  – no meals (or dinner and/or breakfast only) Claim $15
Multiple overnight travel days Claim $15 per night plus $15 if lunch and dinner claimed on final day

New Union Leave Policy

The PEA Executive has approved revisions to the PEA’s union leave policy to support the volunteer efforts of PEA members. The policy will continue union leave for time spent during normal work hours on the same basis as it has been provided, but will now provide union leave for certain types of union activity that take place where a member had previously booked vacation or had a scheduled day off. In addition, union leave may be withheld or recovered where members on union leave do not fully participate at the event for which the leave was provided for. The union leave guidelines can be viewed 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 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. 

The Professional | Volume 44 Issue 2

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

The July 2017 issue includes a profile of Barbara Jo May, Convention 2017, a recent PEA forester victory, unions and the movement for LGBT rights, as well as saying farewell to a loved labour relations officer.

Read the July 2017 issue

 

 

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