Pay Action Resulting From Referendum Vote

April 24, 2020 Pay Action Resulting From Referendum Vote As communicated in the B&F released April 11, CATCA members have voted in favour of delaying the retroactive payment that has arisen from the settling of the collective agreement.  Additionally, members have voted in favour of granting permission to NAV Canada to defer payment of this […]

OSFI Update – Commuted Values

April 7, 2020 OSFI Update – Commuted Values Yesterday NAV Canada published information on the announcement concerning the freeze of commuted value transfers as mandated by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI). The notice and the subsequent Q&A can be read here. To be clear, CATCA has not received any specific information […]

National Referendum Electronic Voting Procedure

April 5, 2020 Referendum Vote on Deferral Request by NAV Canada National Referendum Electronic Voting on the deferral request by NAV Canada will commence Tuesday, April 7, 12:00 EDT and close Sunday, April 12 at 12:00 EDT. The voting period for the referendum is 5 days as required by CATCA’s policy manual. Please note: Voter […]

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 […]