Bargaining Bulletin #7: Week Four Concludes in Ottawa

February 22, 2019 The CATCA Contract Committee and NAV Canada bargaining team met in Ottawa this week, February 18 – 22, for the fourth full week of contract negotiations. At this point, all non-monetary proposals from both sides have been presented, and preliminary discussions have been had surrounding all proposals. A great deal of this […]

Changes to the Classification Committee

February 21, 2019 Jerry Fry, of Edmonton Tower, has come to the end of his tenure on the Classification Committee. Jerry was a founding member of this team, and we are extremely grateful for all of his time, energy and commitment to the role. As outlined in the May 23, 2018 B&F, Blair Rowbotham, of […]

2019 National Convention Submission of By-law Amendments and Branch Resolutions

February 18, 2019 In preparation for the 2019 National Convention, all Branch office holders should carefully review the provisions of the CATCA Policy Book dealing with Convention procedures. At this time, you are reminded specifically of the procedures and deadlines for submitting proposed By-law Amendments and Branch Resolutions.   By-law Amendments: By-laws 20.1 – 20.6 […]

Bargaining Bulletin #6:   Week Three Concludes in Ottawa

February 8, 2019 CATCA and NAV Canada met in Ottawa this week for the third full week of contract negotiations. Significant progress has been made to date, and many issues have been resolved. Two major areas of discussion remain – schedules and related staffing issues, and monetary increases on salary and premiums – the contract […]

Bargaining Bulletin #5: Bargaining meetings continued in Ottawa

January 25, 2019   Meetings resumed this week in Ottawa, January 21 to 25, between the CATCA and NAV Canada bargaining teams. With proposals already exchanged from both sides, this week allowed for productive discussions to work on a number of issues and asks. The bargaining process, in general, continues to be both productive and […]

Mirabel Airport: Change in Level of Service

January 23, 2019 The results of a recent “level of service” review at Mirabel airport have led NAV Canada to change the level of service to Control Tower from Flight Service Station. Transport Canada has now approved, the change in level of service. As a result, Mirabel will function as a Control Tower during daytime […]


January 15, 2019 As you have no doubt heard, on Thursday, January 10 some Arctic High controllers at YEG ACC were discussing the current situation of NATCA members and decided to send pizzas to their colleagues in the Anchorage, Alaska facility as a token gesture of solidarity. Controller Michael Cormier explains how the idea came […]

Bargaining Bulletin #4: Another week of talks concludes in Ottawa

January 11, 2019   CATCA and NAV Canada met in Ottawa January 7 – 11 and opened the first full week of negotiations. We had a positive start reaching tentative agreements on a number of non-monetary, secondary issues. The week can be summarized as productive and the tone at the bargaining table was positive and […]