Deborah Cooper announces departure from CATCA

March 31, 2022 Deborah Cooper announces departure from CATCA Deborah Cooper, Director of Labour Relations and General Counsel, has advised the Executive Board (EB) that she will be leaving CATCA effective April 1, 2022 to pursue other opportunities. Deborah joined CATCA in 2019 and was immediately immersed in the world of Air Traffic Control. Since […]

Award of Merit and Regional Volunteer Service Award Winners

March 31, 2022 Award of Merit Regional Volunteer Service Award Winners CATCA is pleased to announce the following CATCA award winners. Award of Merit: Awarded to individuals who have displayed an unselfish dedication to the Association, its goals, and their fellow members.  The 2022 Award of Merit recipient is: Peter Duffey Volunteer Service Awards: Awarded […]

Upcoming: Nominations for President, Executive Vice President and all RVPs

March 28, 2022 Upcoming: Nominations for President, Executive Vice President and all RVPs Please be advised that the nomination period for the President, Executive Vice President and all five (5) Regional Vice President positions will open on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 12:00 EDT and will close at 12:00 EDT on Monday April 18, 2022. […]

Leave Carry Over

March 19, 2022 Leave Carry Over Nav Canada has circulated information on the process that will be followed for CATCA members at the end of this leave year for carryover of leave but many members have not seen it. The following is a summary of the information provided by the company (from Nav Canada Now, […]

CATCA Bulletin 2022-03

March 18, 2022 CATCA Bulletin 2022-03 Fatigue Management The roll-out of the fatigue management program continues to be problematic at best. Phase 1 of the roll-out requires published schedules to be fatigue-compliant, but other rules of the fatigue management program are not yet in force (with the exception of the 3-hour time-in position on midnights […]

CATCA President Best on medical leave

March 4, 2022 CATCA President Best on medical leave Doug Best, President of Local 5454, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association (CATCA), announces that he will be taking medical leave. Doug initially began his leave in early February 2022 and hoped to return; however, the leave is now extended indefinitely. As per CATCA’s Union By-laws, […]

CATCA Bulletin 2022-02

February 10, 2022 CATCA Bulletin 2022-02 Convention Update:  With our National Convention in Quebec City getting closer, we have been presented further information adding to the difficulties with our planning process.  While we knew that the staff of the Hilton Quebec have been on strike since May of 2020, a previous discussion with the management […]

Sick Leave Grievance

February 4, 2022 Sick Leave Grievance The B&F released on January 28, 2022, concerning the Extension of Protocols for COVID-Related Sick Leave Absences, has been met with adverse reactions from several CATCA members. While we constantly endeavour to ensure the wording of any communication accurately reflects our intentions, indicating the grievance was rendered “moot” by […]

Extension of Protocols for COVID Related Sick Leave Absences

January 28, 2022 Extension of Protocols for COVID Related Sick Leave Absences As you may be aware, CATCA and NAV Canada signed a Letter of Understanding on March 11, 2020, that allowed members to exceed the annual limit of ten (10) uncertified sick days and removed the necessity of a sick note (blue form) in […]

2022 National Convention Submission of By-law Amendments and Branch Resolutions

January 24, 2022 2022 National Convention Submission of By-law Amendments and Branch Resolutions In preparation for the 2022 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 […]