The epidemic has hit senior executives in the health network. TVA Novelles found that the salaries of some of them increased by 80% in 2020 compared to the previous year.
At the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) in the North Shore, the highest-paying manager’s salary in 2021 will be nearly half a million dollars, more than double what the Prime Minister received.
Some salaries have risen significantly due to overtime worked by senior executives (directors of integrated health and social service centers and directors of integrated university health and social service centers) during the epidemic.
Unlike health workers, they have not received “COVID bonuses” in recent critical times.
Data obtained through TVA Nouvelles were provided in 16 of the 22 CISSS and CIUSSS in the province following access to information requests.
According to the explanations provided, salaries contain the amounts claimed in the expense statements, but these amount to only a few thousand dollars in total and, in most cases, less than or equal to those claimed before the health crisis.
Of the total payroll provided to TVA Novelles, this is the CISSS de la Cote-Nord that won the prize for the largest increase. For the year ending December 31, 2020, the highest-paying top executive earned nearly $ 200,000 more than the pandemic.
This is closely followed by the Montreal Director of Public Health, who is affiliated with the CIUSSS Center-sud-de-l’ile-de-Montreal, from $ 283,460 in the year before the epidemic to $ 464,580 in the year 2020. Mylene Drouin experienced its challenges during the pandemic, but many COVID-19 cases remained in the metropolis.
Salaries received by CIUSSS executives working in the East-of-the-Island of Montreal and Sagune-Lock-Saint-Jean are not excluded: first Director of Professional Services, received in 2020, $ 164 $ 000 more than before, Director of Professional Services of Second Establishment, before the crisis of 2020 Received nearly $ 60,000 more.
Note: In 2021, many managers are looking to keep their salaries close to those in 2019.
By comparison, Quebec premier Franకోois Legalt earned $ 205,793 in 2020-2021, while his health minister Christian Dube received $ 168,282.