CUPE, through its Job Evaluation Service, has won a major victory for its technical coordinators in the biomedical engineering, whom it represents in the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal.

The dispute began when these positions were created in 2008. CUPE, the APTS and the CSN alleged that these persons should have been assigned to Rank 18. The Conseil du trésor put them in Rank 17 instead.

Following a lengthy evaluation process, the parties never reached an agreement. The case was submitted to arbitration, and a ruling has just come down – the arbitrator ruled in favour of the union organizations.

Going forward, the salaries paid to technical coordinators in biomedical engineering will be pegged to Rank 18, and they will also be receiving retroactive pay dating back to 2008.

“We’re happy for our members. We’ve been fighting to rectify this inequity for years. We’d like to thank our members for their patience they displayed throughout the process,” said Maxime Ste-Marie, president of CUPE 5425.