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The Professional Association of Governmental Engineers of Quebec (APIGQ) confirms that the improvements proposed by the President of the Council of the Treasury, Sonia Label, will not affect In fact Only 20% of its members will be guaranteed for one year only.

To get a feel for the expertise of high-level engineers, Quebec suggests increasing their salaries, at the top level, from $95,900 to $125,000 a year, provided, however, that they agree to a week of 37.5 hours, rather than a maximum of 35 hours.

APIGQ asks Sonia LeBel (photo) to better distribute salary increases to engineers. (Archives)

Photo: Radio Canada/Sylvain Roy Roussel

The increases offered to new entrants to the profession are more modest. Sonia Label suggests raising the first salary grade from $54,000 to $62,000.

uneven distribution

For its part, the Syndicate of Engineers demands a better distribution of the increases offered to its members. He is even willing to agree to a lower-level reward.

Thus, at the latter level, instead of the $125,000 publicly announced by Mrs. Sonia Lebel, the association is asking for $116,000. In short, this represents increases of 8% for the youngest and up to 21% for the most qualified engineers with specific experience criteria.explainAPIGQ In a statement issued Tuesday.

APGIQ’s president, Marc-Andre Martin, is asking the government to reward its members “at their fair value”. (Archives)

Photo: Radio Canada

Its president, Marc-Andre Martin, called on the president of the Treasury Board to go the extra mile. The guild leader argues that there is still time Save the working season.

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We want to get back to work. We just need Sonia Label to give us an offer that has the slightest chance of being voted on by the members.said the chiefAPIGQ.

More details to come.

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