COVID-19 Union Update #6

April 4, 2020 COVID-19 Union Update #6 First and foremost, we hope this communique finds you and your family healthy. These are extremely trying and stressful times and we want to take a moment to remind everyone that feelings of despair, frustration and fear are normal when we are under stress, and these are stressful […]

Referendum Vote on Deferral Request by NAV Canada

April 4, 2020 Referendum Vote on Deferral Request by NAV Canada Members are aware CATCA has received requests from NAV Canada regarding the deferral of retroactive pay due in May and salary increases beginning on April 1, 2020. CATCA’s Executive Board (EB) has unanimously decided that the requests will to be put to the membership […]

NAV Canada Makes an Ask of All Bargaining Agents

April 2, 2020 NAV Canada Makes an Ask of All Bargaining Agents This morning, CATCA President Peter Duffey and Executive Vice President Doug Best attended a conference call with senior leaders of NAV Canada and the leaders of the other 7 Bargaining Agents (BA’s). In light of declining revenues, NAV Canada made two requests of […]

Urgent Union Update #5

April 1, 2020 Transport Canada Licensing Exemptions Over the past week several exemptions to licensing have been granted to NAV Canada from Transport Canada. Please review the attached NAV Canada National Operations Directives. The first exemption is for medical renewals (Please refer to NOD: 2020-007). If your medical certificate expires at any point between March […]

Hours of Work and Premiums for Spares and Standby

April 1, 2020 Hours of Work and Premiums for Spares and Standby CATCA and NAV Canada implemented modified schedules across the country. Some of these schedules include spare or standby shifts. As we work through implementation of these new practices, we face challenges with hours of work and payment of premiums. It is important to […]

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.