OGC & GLP News

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Volunteer on the GLP Policy Review Committee

Monday, April 15, 2019

Thank you to those members who attended the April 15 Public Service Pension Plan seminar.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Union has received notice from the Employer that due to the timing of ratification there will be a delay in receiving new rates of pay as outlined in the new Collective Agreement (effective Apr

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dear GLP members, 

Below are two updates relating to the recently ratified collective agreement: 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I’m pleased to inform you that 92.3 per cent of voting members supported the tentative agreement. 67.3 per cent of GLP members cast a ballot.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The GLP memorandum of settlement is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page. Members are required to log in to view the document. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A bargaining bulletin is available for GLP members on the GLP bargaining page. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The January 16, 2019 bargaining meetings have been postponed. A bargaining bulletin will follow shortly with more information.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Members will receive a 0.75% wage increase in 2019 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The presentation from the November 7 member meetings is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page under documents.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

As part of our preparations for bargaining, we are developing proposals to improve hiring processes and appointments in the public service.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Today, the BC Government released the Professional Reliance Review. You can read it at EngageBC.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Many PEA chapters are already beginning to prepare for bargaining under the next Public Sector Employers' Council (PSEC) mandate.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The presentation from the May 8 and 10 member meetings is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page under documents.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Pension Corporation has now launched an illustrator for the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) that allows PSPP members

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The presentations from the April 5, 2018, GLP members meeting discussing member benefits is now available on the GLP Bargaining Page under documents.


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. 

The Professional | Volume 45 Issue 1

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

The January/February 2019 issue includes a profile of SMS member Bev Waterfield

Read the January/February 2019 issue



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