End of Year Leave Balances and Carryover Requests

April 13, 2021 End of Year Leave Balances and Carryover Requests This is a reminder to all CATCA members that the current leave year ended on March 31, 2021. Please note the following deadlines, and guidelines for the new leave year, which began on April 1. Time Off Requests Please submit any outstanding time off […]

Workforce Division

April 9, 2021 Workforce Division Many CATCA members have expressed their frustration with NAV Canada and the division they are creating within the company’s workforce with their approach.  Actions such as the Tower Level of Service reviews where NAV Canada has created a perceived but false need to fight with other Unions for the retention […]

Member Weekly Update – Edition #12

March 31, 2021 Member Weekly Update – Edition #12 Please find the latest edition of weekly updates to the membership about ongoing Union business. Last week, CATCA President, Doug Best, appeared in front of The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to provide a statement regarding the Committee’s study on Development […]

Documenting Safety Occurrences

March 30, 2021 Documenting Safety Occurrences In recent weeks, members have been increasingly voicing their safety concerns. Practices such as the Company refusing to cover shifts in short-staffed units with overtime, resulting in delays or restrictions, and/or not ensuring adequate relief are being observed, to name a few. These new practices are very alarming as […]

Member Weekly Update – Edition #11

March 24, 2021 Member Weekly Update – Edition #11 Please find the latest edition of weekly updates to the membership about ongoing Union business. CATCA President, Doug Best, has been invited to appear in front of The House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to provide a statement in regards to the […]

Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Tool

March 18, 2021 Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Tool There have been many negative comments received about the implementation of the COVID-19 Screening tool which will be effective, and Mandatory, as of March 22, 2021 at 6am local time. We understand that it is being viewed by many as frustrating to have to adhere to this tool […]

Member Weekly Update – Edition #10

March 17, 2021 Member Weekly Update – Edition #10 Please find the latest edition of weekly updates to the membership about ongoing Union business. On Tuesday, March 16, CATCA participated in Unifor’s Aviation Worker’s Virtual Media Conference to call on the Federal Government to provide funding to save the aviation industry from total collapse. In […]

Extension to Existing Transport Canada Exemption on Medical Certificates

March 16, 2021 Extension to Existing Transport Canada Exemption on Medical Certificates In a B&F released June 4, 2020, it was announced that Transport Canada had issued an exemption to the renewal of medical certificates expiring between March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2021. The exemption is now extended to March 31, 2022 with one […]

Member Weekly Update – Edition #9

March 10, 2021 Member Weekly Update – Edition #9 Please find the latest edition of weekly updates to the membership about ongoing Union business. Your Executive Board (EB) would like to thank all those who participated in the survey; in all, CATCA saw an 80% membership response rate. These results will help quantify and accurately […]

Deployments and Surplus Employees

March 9, 2021 Deployments and Surplus Employees Last week the National Executive met with Sophia Trottier, Assistant Vice-President of Labour Relations at NAV CANADA, to further discuss surplus and deployment letters issued to ACC employees in December of 2020. Following this meeting, NAV CANADA provided CATCA with a letter detailing their plans to rescind and […]