APTS wins arbitration case involving biomedical engineering technical coordinators
When biomedical engineering technical coordinators were integrated into the top echelon of the new salary structure on April 2, 2019, the CISSS de la Montérégie-Est employer included their premiums in its calculations, which meant that they reached the top echelon but did not move off the rate or off the scale. The employees were therefore losing money.
We argued that this was a violation of the collective agreement, which stipulated that no employee should suffer any loss of pay. The arbitrator agreed with us and has ordered the employer to pay the off-the-rate or off-the-scale salary retroactively to April 2, 2019, as should have been done in the first place. Given this victory, we hope other employers who applied the collective agreement in this way will see reason.