EMS Managers Earning Thousands in Overtime
Expect a lot of questions about the overtime tab at Toronto Emergency Medical Services.
The Sun says some senior management at EMS have claimed "an almost unimaginable amount of overtime in the past 12 months alone" and all of it in cash, not time in lieu.
The report says some managers have collected as much as 15 percent of their salary in overtime and in some cases, it was as much as 50 percent in extra cash.
The story also points out there is nothing illegal going on, nor are the managers acting against the interests of the service. The EMS has no overtime cap.
These managers don't have to attend the scene of accident in person and they also don't have to treat patients.
In a published list of annual public salaries obtained by The Sun, as many as 45 staff are making 15 percent over their wage in overtime, on average. In the annual Sunshine list, duty officers can make around $130-thousand a year.
(some files by D. Agar)