Call for Nominations: Central Regional Vice President

December 31, 2020 Call for Nominations: Central Regional Vice President The Executive Board (EB) met this week and discussed the recent retirement notice given by David Doerksen, effective Monday, January 4th, 2021. Under the current circumstances (COVID-19) the EB passed a resolution suspending section 6.2 (b) of the Union’s Policy Book. The suspension of the […]

Employment Security Update

December 23, 2020 Employment Security Update As NAV Canada continues to move forward with their plans in rapid fashion without including the union in any meaningful consultation, CATCA has filed policy grievances on a number of Articles in the last few days, including 4, 5, 10, 31, 32 and 33.  Furthermore, we are currently preparing […]

Office Closure – Winter Holidays 2020

December 22, 2020 Office Closure – Winter Holidays 2020 The National Office will be closed from 12:00pm ET Wednesday, December 23, 2020, until Monday, January 4, 2021. Please contact your Regional Vice President with anything urgent during this time. This has been an extremely challenging year for all of us. The effects of the COVID […]

NCBAA Appointment to NAV Canada Board of Directors

December 22, 2020 CATCA Members RE: NCBAA Appointment to NAV Canada Board of Directors Dear Members, The NAV Canada Bargaining Agents Association (NCBAA) has announced that Mr. Peter Duffey will be appointed as one of its two nominee Directors to the NAV Canada Board of Directors (NCBAA announcement here).  Mr. Duffey’s term will begin on […]

RVP Central Retirement Announcement

December 21, 2020 Dear Members, We write to inform you that CATCA Central Regional Vice President, Mr. David Doerksen, has tendered his retirement notice to NAV Canada and the CATCA Executive Board, effective as of January 4, 2021. Mr. Doerksen was dedicated to CATCA and his representation of all Members.  David has truly been instrumental […]

Workforce Adjustment Turbulence Continues

December 18, 2020 Workforce Adjustment Turbulence Continues CATCA met with NAV Canada Executives last Friday, and again on Monday. The purpose of these meetings was an attempt to have the Company withdraw surplus notices and level of service (LOS) reviews and begin meaningful consultations to find ways to minimize adverse consequences of job displacements and […]

Update on Employment Security

December 2, 2020 Update on Employment Security The CATCA Executive Board has been diligently working on our Member’s behalf following the recent communications from NAV Canada to invoke the provisions under Article 33 of our Collective Agreement regarding IFR Members, in particular those within YUL, YQM and YQX ACC’s.  In addition to the LoS Tower […]

CATCA Served Noticed under Article 33 – IFR Environment

November 27, 2020 CATCA Served Noticed under Article 33 – IFR Environment Further to yesterday’s response regarding NAV CANADA’s intended IFR staffing actions, the Company formalized their position today by serving the Union notice under Article 33 of the Collective Agreement. This action serves to initiate the formal processes under this Article and confirms their intent to […]

Response to NAV Canada Memo

November 26, 2020 Response to NAV Canada Memo As many of you will have read, NAV Canada issued a memo (attached) earlier today outlining the ongoing financial issues and their plans to address them.  The memo issued by Ben Girard is very concerning to CATCA.  It is the opinion of this Union that safety is […]

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