Optimal Staffing Strategy

July 10, 2020 Optimal Staffing Strategy Recently the CATCA Executive Board was briefed by the company on what they have called an Optimal Staffing Strategy and we are providing this update as information only. More details will be provided by NAV Canada as they develop and roll out the program. Management’s new strategy uses a […]

National President Election Voting Procedures

June 30, 2020 National President Election Voting Procedures Electronic Voting for the National President position will commence Wednesday, July 8, 12:00 EDT and close Monday, July 13, at 12:00 EDT. The voting period for the election is 5 days as required by CATCA’s policy manual. Please note: Voter lists Active members who do not have […]

OSFI Update – Commuted Values

June 25, 2020 OSFI Update – Commuted Values Members will recall from previous updates (April 7 and May 29) that OSFI had placed a temporary portability freeze on transfers from Federally Regulated Private Pension Plans.  This had an impact on members ability to transfer the commuted value of their pension if eligible.  This measure was […]

Provisional Licence Exemption

June 25, 2020 Provisional Licence Exemption On June 19th, 2020 Transport Canada issued an exemption to the expiry of the validity period of a provisional licence or rating. This exemption applies to currently valid provisional air traffic control licences with a validity period between March 10th, 2020 and September 30th, 2020. Air traffic controllers are […]

Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program Phase Three

June 23, 2020 Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program Phase Three NAV Canada has informed CATCA it will be proceeding with phase three of the Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program. The intended completion time for phase three is July 23rd. The original June 30th deadline for the program was delayed as a result of CATCA and […]

National Seniority Bid

June 23, 2020 National Seniority Bid Article 32.10 of the collective agreement requires NAV CANADA to publish a list of anticipated training opportunities to be staffed through the National Bid Program for the upcoming calendar year in the month of June. As a result of the current situation with COVID, ERI and the number of […]

National President Nominations

June 22, 2020 National President Nominations The nomination period for the National President position has closed. The following nominations have been received and validated. Doug Best – Toronto Tower Michael Wilkes – Toronto ACC Mr. Scott Shields has been appointed by the Executive Board as the Returning Officer for this election. NOTE: Electronic Voting for […]

A final farewell from CATCA President Peter Duffey

June 10, 2020 A final farewell from CATCA President Peter Duffey Dear Members: The CATCA Executive Board has accepted my retirement notice effective today, June 10. Today will be my last day in the role of CATCA President. As you have already seen, nominations for my replacement will open shortly. I want to thank all […]

Call for Nominations: President

June 8, 2020 Call for Nominations: President The Executive Board (EB) met last week and discussed the recent retirement notice given by Peter Duffey, effective Wednesday June 10th, 2020. 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 clause will allow […]

Medical Certificates

June 4, 2020 Medical Certificates On June 3, 2020 Transport Canada issued an exemption to the renewal of medical certificates expiring between March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2021. This exemption allows for the renewal to be completed by attestation of fitness or via telemedicine consultation. A renewal by attestation of fitness can be completed […]

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