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Collective deal ratified by Air Traffic Controllers

April 15, 2009, Ottawa - NAV CANADA today announced the successful conclusion of collective bargaining with the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) Local 5454.


April 15, 2009
Carey Fredericks

April 15, 2009, Ottawa – NAV CANADA today announced the successful conclusion of collective bargaining with the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA) Local 5454 which represents approximately 2300 Air Traffic Controllers.
 
Members of CATCA voted in favour of the tentative agreement reached on March 29, 2009.  The new collective agreement runs until March 31, 2011, and provides for wage increases of 1 per cent on April 1, 2009, 1 per cent on October 1, 2009 and 1 per cent on April 1, 2010, followed by a 1.5 per cent increase on October 1, 2010.
 
“I am very pleased that the parties were able to achieve an agreement within days of the expiry of the old contract,” said John Crichton, President and CEO of NAV CANADA.  “NAV CANADA is committed to successfully concluding the current round of collective bargaining with all of our unions as quickly as possible while respecting the current economic conditions”.
 
NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded debt. With operations coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.