TransLink executives enjoy pay increases as service levels are being cut
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is drawing attention to more pay hikes for TransLink executives and police in 2012.
In a news release on its website, the CTF points out that there was a 14.6 percent increase in the number of TransLink staff collecting more than $100,000 per year.
CEO Ian Jarvis's pay pack rose to $394,730 from $382,954 the previous year. The CTF states that after including pension benefits, the total compensation reached $438,700.
Chief operating officer Doug Kelsy had a more modest raise: $329,936 to $336,729.
The chief financial officer, Cathy McLay, made $294,877, up from $285,481.
And executive vice president Bob Paddon, who oversees communications, enjoyed a $29,190 raise, going from $244,699 to $273,889.
More than a third of the TransLink police members collected more than $100,000 in 2012.
“Transit Police continue to be grossly overpaid fare checkers,” CTF B.C. director Jordan Bateman says in the news release. “Two-thirds of all Transit Police files are for fare evasion, and the average transit cop works less than one serious or property crime files a month.”
The list of TransLink salaries for 2012 is available here.
It was posted on the TransLink website after the transportation authority announced that it is introducing several cutbacks, including free travel on Sundays for family members of monthly pass holders.