National Office Retirement – Mrs. Anita Sawyer

It is with mixed feelings that we announce that Mrs. Anita Sawyer, Executive Assistant, has advised us of her decision to retire from CATCA effective at the end of June. Anita is the longest serving employee in the history of our association. Anita started with CATCA October 01, 1974 and has been with us ever […]

National Seniority Bid Questions & Answers

As agreed during the last round of collective bargaining a frequently asked questions and answers sheet on the above topic was created. Please review the attached document. And as previously requested this Q&A will also be circulated with the National Seniority bid. This Q&A does not modify the collective agreement and is provided to you […]

Central Vice President Voting and Counting Procedures

Attached are the procedures and information required for the election of the Central Vice President. Branch Executive and Facility Stewards are responsible for conducting the election in their respective units; this includes delegation of responsibility for the voters list, ballots, and ballot box required to ensure all members are afforded the opportunity to vote. Included […]


Several members have been reporting a renewal charge from Transport Canada when renewing their medical certificates for their ATC licenses. This is due to a system error; we want every member to know that there is no fee for renewing your medical certificates for your ATC license. However, if you hold a pilot’s license and […]

National Executive Election Results

Ballots from all branches and facilities have been counted and the elections committee has declared: Mr. Greg Myles elected to the Office of President for the term 2010-2013 Mr. Doug Best elected to the Office of Executive Vice President for the term 2010-2013. Congratulations to both.

Another arbitration on training schedules

When a Gander controller travelled to Cornwall for 16 days of DSC training, the company changed his schedule and converted five rest days to work days. Three days were paid back after his return, consecutive with his regular period of days off (no problem there) – but the other two were paid back by creating […]

Realignment of branches within regions

At post convention board meetings, the Board of Directors voted to accept the recommendations made by the Board of Trustees regarding realignment of branches within the Central and Atlantic regions. Effective April 20th, the non-operational members of the Tom Roberts, Outaouis, Bytown, and Seaway branches are part of Central Region. Effective July 1st, 2010, the […]

Regional Vice President Nominations & Acclamations

The following members have been nominated for the following Regions: CENTRAL REGION Peter Duffey – Toronto ACC Cliff Durrwachter – Toronto ACC Voting for the Central Regional Vice-President position will begin Wednesday June 2, 2010 and close Tuesday June 15, 2010 at 12:00 EDT. PACIFIC REGION Scott Shields – Vancouver ACC Mr. Shields has been […]

Arbitrator agrees with Union on TOIL

When a member requests time off in lieu of pay (“TOIL”) for overtime, but can’t reach agreement with management on when to take the time off, the overtime is paid out on March 31. What happens when your overtime is worked close to that date, and management says they just can’t spare you in time […]

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