GLP — Government Licensed Professionals

Our Government Licensed Professionals bargaining unit is the PEA's first, having been organized in 1974.

More than 1,200 PEA members work for numerous ministries and agencies across British Columbia in the direct employ of the provincial government. Government Licensed Professionals include foresters, engineers, agrologists, geoscientists, psychologists, and others.

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GLP Collective Agreement Documents

GLP Collective Agreement Documents

Letters of Commitment (outside of the Sixteenth Main Collective Agreement) can be found below. These letters were agreed to as part of the collective bargaining process. Although they are not included in the collective agreement, they are legally binding documents.

Request a Print Copy of the GLP Collective Agreement



All information relating to GLP bargaining can be found on the GLP bargaining page. Please note that you will be required to log in to access this page.

GLP Executive

Christine Bieber, Geoscientist, 778-698-4013

Sam Davis, Forester, Chair, 250-398-4416

Elizabeth Hunt, Forester, 250-784-1237

Frank Kohlberger, Forester, Vice-Chair, 250-371-6557

Edmond Margawang, Pharmacist, Secretary-Treaurere, 250-952-3342

Sabiha Sultana, Engineer, 250-828-4315

Patricia Wilson, Psychologist, 604-951-5889


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Professional Reliance & Scientific Integrity

GLP members are invited to share their input on professional reliance and scientific integrity by clicking HERE.

GLP News

Friday, November 8, 2019

Dear GLP members,

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Dear GLP Members, 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dear GLP members, 

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GLP 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. 

The Professional | Volume 45 Issue 2

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

The October-November 2019 issue includes a profile of ORL members Stephanie Thoreson and Jamie Stuart.

Read the October-November 2019 issue



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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