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Job title: biomedical engineering technical coordinator | The APTS gets a favourable ruling from the arbitrator

February 08, 2022

Longueuil – The APTS (Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux) is happy with the arbitrator’s ruling on the evaluation of the biomedical engineering technical coordinator job title. This ruling increases the pay associated with the job title by two rankings. The raise is retroactive to the creation of the job title in 2008.

“The arbitrator agreed with the union’s arguments on every point,” says 3rd APTS vice-president Benoit Audet with obvious pleasure. “This decision means that biomedical engineering technical coordinators employed by the health and social services system will get a retroactive pay increase of nearly 10%, regardless of what union they belong to. These workers’ expertise and contribution are finally being recognized.”

Evaluation is an obligatory part of the process of creating a job title to be added to the List of job titles, job descriptions and salary rates and scales in the health and social services system. The evaluation defines the new job title’s value in relation to comparable jobs, to the qualifications and efforts required to do the job, and to the responsibilities it entails. The parties ended their representations before the arbitrator in 2017 and had been waiting for the ruling since that time.

“I want to mention the rigorous work carried out by our pay equity team,” says Benoit Audet. “They did a remarkable job. The APTS has never lost an arbitration case related to the evaluation of a new job title. This case dragged on for far too long, but thanks to the members of our pay equity team and to our stubborn determination as a labour organization, we can finally put it behind us.”

The APTS

The APTS (Alliance du personnel professionnel et technique de la santé et des services sociaux) represents a total of 60,000 members who play a key role in ensuring that health and social services institutions run smoothly. Our members provide a wide range of services for the population as a whole, including diagnostic, rehabilitation, nutrition, psychosocial intervention, clinical support, and prevention services.