Fatigue Mitigation: Shift Extensions

NAV Canada provided CATCA with the following notice during the last week of collective bargaining: “Effective September 1, 2019, there will be no extensions at the end of a midnight shift except in an emergency.”

Classification Appeal Reviews

September 3, 2019 Under the prior classification process (before the matrix process was introduced), classification levels could be appealed to a tripartite review panel. A tripartite committee was created to hear appeals under the prior classification process. The panel is chaired by Sandra Haydon, an independent contractor and one of the original designers of the […]

Bargaining Bulletin #11: Week Eight in Cornwall

The week began with both parties discussing issues surrounding fatigue and the teams received a presentation from a fatigue/sleep expert. Bargaining then continued, and some progress was made on non-monetary items.

National Office Staff Changes

We regret to announce the resignation of our Labour Relations Advisor, Grant Boland. While we are disappointed to lose Grant, we are extremely pleased to welcome Deborah (Debbie) Cooper to the CATCA team as Director of Labour Relations and General Counsel.

Transport Canada Members Ratify New Four-Year Deal

We are pleased to announce that negotiators for the Treasury Board and CATCA have reached a new collective agreement covering Air Traffic Controllers employed by Transport Canada. Members voted unanimously in favour of ratifying the new deal.

Fatigue Safety Action Group (FSAG)

July 18, 2019 As members have been made aware, Transport Canada has mandated NAV Canada to address fatigue-related issues, specifically as they relate to scheduling practices. NAV Canada has formed a working group with the three unions representing safety-sensitive positions: CATCA, CANSA (formerly 1016) and ATSAC. The first meeting of the FSAG group took place […]

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