Professional Employees Association (PEA) bargaining

Administrative and academic professionals, a group including 960 employees (920 FTE positions), are represented by the Professional Employees Association (PEA) in collective bargaining with the University of Victoria.

The former collective agreement expired June 30, 2019. Negotiations for renewal of the agreement began in late 2018 and successfully concluded with a tentative agreement on December 19, 2018.

Latest updates

Summary of new PEA collective agreement

As reported earlier in the year, the university and the Professional Employees’ Association (PEA) successfully negotiated a new collective agreement covering the period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022. The agreement, fully negotiated within the parameters of the BC government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, has since been ratified by both parties and approved by the Public Sector Employers’ Council.

UVic, PEA ratify collective agreement

The PEA and UVic have both ratified the Memorandum of Agreement renewing the Collective Agreement for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. In keeping with the provincial government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate, the agreement calls for 2 per cent general wage increases in each year of the agreement. The university thanks both committees for their efforts in bringing this round of bargaining to a successful conclusion.

PEA memorandum of agreement

The Professional Employees Association and the university have been in negotiations over a new collective agreement and the respective bargaining committees are happy to announce that they have reached a tentative settlement at the table that they will be recommending to their members and principals for ratification. More details of the settlement will follow with the ratification process in January. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to bring this agreement about and we look forward to discussing this with everyone in the new year.