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Evolving professional requirements for ECG Technologists have been recognized in a long-awaited job review arbitration award handed down last week in Vancouver.

Stemming from a 1993 job review request from Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, the award acknowledges the upgraded qualifications required by ECG techs working in health care and in particular, the requirement to maintain registration in the Canadian Society of Radiology Technologists.

Society registration includes a mandatory two-year program of training. With the award in place, the union is now in a position to create a new benchmark for ECG Techs and argue for an adjustment to the rate of pay.

Here is the link for the arbitrators’ full decision in pdf format. http://www.heu.org/Classification-award-ECGtechs.pdf

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