Top managers at the Montreal Transit Corporation, (MTC), or STM in French, are getting big raises for the 3rd straight year.
The average increase for this year was nearly four per cent and the average salary for the top dozen or so bosses is pegged at more than 200-thousand dollars.
The raises are based on recommendations from the MTC's general manager in the wake of performance targets.
The salary jumps come in the midst financial contraints.
A commuter who spoke with CTV News says salaries have increased, but not the quality of service.
"Not really the bus, but more the metro, the subway, like there's always a problem", he said.
Maybe he's right.
The MTC's yearly report says metro service interuptions due to mehcanical reasons soared more than 20 per cent last year over the year before.