Urgent Union Update #4

March 30, 2020 Urgent Union Update #4 – OSFI Drops Bombshell Late in the day Friday March 27, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) announced that effective immediately the ability to receive portability transfers, or what is commonly known as taking your commuted value, has been temporarily suspended for all Canadian Federally […]

Urgent Union Update #3

March 26, 2020 Urgent Union Update #3 CATCA and NAV Canada continue to work daily addressing issues in the workplace surrounding COVID-19. Most units have seen a change in their scheduling practices in an effort to isolate people using crew systems as best we can. This was a significant undertaking by the RVP’s, local branches […]

Urgent Union Update #2

March 20, 2020 Urgent Union Update #2 Yesterday Neil Wilson addressed all employees of NAV Canada. In his message there were some very vital points but none more important than the group effort displayed by all employees. CATCA wishes to take this opportunity to echo Neil’s words of thanks for doing your part. Confidence is […]

Urgent Union Update #1

March 18, 2020 Urgent Union Update #1 Over the last several days, CATCA has been working with NAV Canada to clarify its interpretation of the COVID-19 pandemic issues and the dissemination of information received from the Federal Government of Canada. There have been multiple iterations of communications supplied to CATCA that have been amended to […]

Leave Carry Over

Recent changes to the collective agreement have left questions about the new provision of alternates dates for TOIL being approved up to June 15th of the following year, as well as how the 21 day carry over for leave will be applied this leave year.

Suspension of the FAM Flight Program

Due to concerns associated with travel and recommendations from numerous public health authorities, NAV Canada has informed CATCA they will suspend the FAM Flight program until further notice. CATCA agrees with this decision.

Sick Leave Certificates

In an effort to reduce the burden on the health care system and limit the potential for exposure to COVID19, NAV Canada and CATCA have agreed to temporarily suspend article 24.03 (b) of the collective agreement.

Taking Your Commuted Value

Recently, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries released new rules changing the way commuted values
(CV’s) are calculated. Most financial experts appear to be in agreement that the changes will reduce CV
amounts under current market conditions. The new rules are scheduled to be implemented on August
1, 2020.

Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG)

In July of 2019, CATCA published a B&F announcing our involvement in FSAG. Since that time, CATCA has attended all the FSAG meetings and been a full participant.