I haven`t exhausted my salary yet. That`s what`s going to happen in the new year, where I`m going to make close to $110,000. This does not include all benefits paid by the employer, and by then we will have another collective agreement that will increase this maximum compensation in stages (and therefore my maximum salary). It seems that this is a fairly usual union agreement. On the other hand, we could be like Britain and lay off a large part of our unionized employees for less skilled free market employees. It only has the effect that hospital staff work harder for less money and has negative effects on patients` health. But it`s cheaper! I work with many, many nurses, and I would say many prefer less than full-time. Many are moms and like 0.6, 0.4 lines. .