The province is giving raises worth $58 million to civil service managers because some now earn less than their staff. 1,300 managers have requested demotions to boost their paycheques since a salary freeze began in 2011. Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet approved the raises, along with benefit improvements, at a meeting earlier this month to stop the wage-freeze. The 58 million dollars for this fiscal year include lump sum “catch-up” payments averaging $4,500 per person, movement of three to five per cent through the salary grid plus pay increases of 1.4 per cent as of Jan. 1.
Do managers always have to make more than employees?