UVic — University of Victoria

The PEA was certified in September 1995 to represent the non-faculty professionals of the University of Victoria.

PEA members include administrative officers, systems specialists, program coordinators, academic assistants, laboratory instructors, and many other classifications working in a broad range of University departments and programs. Visit the chapter website.

At Your Fingertips

Need Help?

Your Labour Relations Officer is:
Sam Montgomery, 250-385-8791 ext 201

UVic Collective Agreement Documents

UVic Executive

Chairperson: Sheryl Karras, 250-721-6056
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business

Vice-Chairperson: Melissa Doyle, 250-634-4153
Business

Treasurer: Dave Sanderson, 250-472-5564
UVic Online

Director: Katy Chan, 250-721-7842
Continuing Studies

Director: Mike Cave, 250-472-4997
Co-op Education

Director: Chris Clausen, 250-472-4836
UVic Online

Director: Kristen Ficke, 250-721-7604
University Systems

Director: Ori Granot, 250-721-7183
Chemistry

UVic News

Friday, September 22, 2017

There are four Executive positions are up for election this year: the Chairperson and three Directors.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Read a copy of the memo from the LTD Review Steering Committee

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Four UVic Chapter Executive positions are up for election this year: the Vice-Chairperson position and three Director positions.

UVic Constitution

By-Laws

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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