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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Metro Transit manager won't reveal his own pay or raises

Hear Eddie Robar refuse to answer the question.

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 6:20 AM

click to enlarge Metro Transit manager Eddie Robar
  • Metro Transit manager Eddie Robar
As negotiations between Metro Transit management and its workers' union enter the final day before a midnight strike deadline, management has issued a press release implying that the workers' position is unreasonable. "HRM put forward a new proposal Monday morning that would see Metro Transit operators be the highest paid in Atlantic Canada, while removing previous proposals around contracting out language and part-time bus operators," reads the release.

But asked last night about his own salary and raises, Metro Transit manager Eddie Robar refused to answer the question. In Halifax, unionized workers' pay is public record, but management salaries are not. Reporters spoke with Robar outside a city council meeting; I'm the one asking directly what Robar's salary is; hear him evade discussion of management's pay here:

Update, February 1, 10am: While Robar is silent on his exact salary, he is a "Director Level 1," at the city, meaning he makes between $120,000 and $145,000 annually.

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