UQAM union boss gets big raise

A major salary increase for the president of the union representing workers at the Universite de Quebec a Montreal - so big, some of her own members are questioning it.

Therese Fillion is getting a 70-percent salary hike after a show of hands vote at the UQAM union's general assembly earlier this month.

Her pay is going from $50,000 a year to $85,000.

The union executive has told the Journal de Montreal that the hike is merited because of the complexity of Fillion's work.

Some union members, however, say an increase that big isn't fair when some employees are fighting to keep their jobs in a time of belt-tightening at the university.

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