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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Each year, members of the UVic Chapter Executive are elected by the membership to serve two-year terms.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Dear PEA Colleagues,

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Thank you to the members who came out the UVic Bargaining Committee Info Session earlier this month. It is wonderful to see so much engagement and interest in bargaining.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Dear members,

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Please be aware that PEA Labour Relations Officer, Sam Montgomery, has started a leave through until January 2019. Al Gallupe will replace Sam starting May 7, 2018.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UVic members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the UVic Chapter on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Arbutus Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons.

Monday, December 12, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the UVic Chapter on Tuesday, November 8 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Arbutus Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is to invite you, on behalf of the Executive of the UVic Chapter of the PEA, to our summer social event, the Pond Party, to be held on:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016, at the University Club from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Members will be asked to vote on ongoing affiliation to the BC Federation of Labour (BCFED) via online ballot between May 9 and 20, 2016.

UVic members can attend a seminar on campus to find out more about affiliation. Pizza will be provided.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

UVic PEA members have been invited to attend a weekend lunch and learn on the weekend MBA program offered by the Gustavson School of Business.

Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Members will receive a 0.45% wage increase in 2016 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your most recent collective agreement.


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 43 Issue 4

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

The October 2018 issue includes a profile of UVic member Susan Dempsey

Read the October 2018 issue



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