SMS — St. Margaret's School

The PEA was certified in August, 2000 to represent the teachers of St. Margaret's School.

In December, 2000 the certification was varied to include a group of support staff employees at the school. In April of 2002, the certification was again varied to include cooks, chefs, kitchen helpers and laundry workers. The chapter currently includes teachers and support workers at the school, including bus drivers and office and maintenance staff.

One of Canada's leading non-denominational schools for girls, St. Margaret's provides young women with education from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve and has programs for ESL students. St. Margaret's School is located in Victoria.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

Your interim Labour Relations Officer is:

Rhiannon Bray, 250-385-8791 ext 204

Your Local Reps are:

Junior School. Includes: After School Care, Library, Junior School Office, Tutorial Staff
Anne Maki, 250-479-7171

Middle Years. Includes: Tutorial Staff
Bev Waterfield, 250-479-7171

Office Support. Includes: Development, Dudley's Closet, Finance, Networks, Senior School Office
Caryn Drabitt, 250-479-7171

Fanie Pigeon

Senior School. Includes: Tutorial Staff
Vacant. Contact Rhiannon Bray if you are interested in becoming a local rep.

Services Support. Includes: Grounds, Kitchen, Laundry, Maintenance, Transport

SMS Executive

Chairperson: Bev Waterfield

Vice-Chairperson: Vacant

Secretary-Treasurer: Michael Keddy

Member-at-Large: Annie Maki

Member-at-Large: Vacant

All executive members can be reached at St. Margaret's School, 250-479-7171.

Your Collective Agreement

The fifth collective agreement between the Professional Employees Association and St. Margaret's School is available in PDF format. The following is revised to Include Residence Staff effective June 18, 2014.

SMS Collective Agreement | July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021

LOA Boarding Overnight Shifts

LOA Boarding Overnight Shift Agreement

SMS News

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Volunteer on a PEA Executive Committee! Our Executive Committees are established following convention to serve the ongoing functions of the Association.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

As you are aware, your PEA Bargaining Committee has been preparing for collective bargaining with the school this spring, as our Collective Agreement expires June 31, 2021. The school has approache

Friday, February 26, 2021

Boarding Staff – requesting advance leave/switching a shift or reporting an absence:

2021 Bargaining Updates

SMS Collective Extension Overview. You will need to login to the website to view this document.

SMS Constitution

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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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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