Bargaining opens in Ottawa, Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, 2022
The CATCA contract committee met on November 28th and 29th to finalize preparations for the upcoming round of bargaining.
The CATCA and NAV Canada bargaining teams met in Ottawa, Ontario on November 30th to open our 10th round of collective bargaining since 1996.
The meeting opened with greetings and introduction of the members from both committees.
Leading negotiations for NAV Canada is Amanda Sarginson (Assistant Vice-President of Labour Relations), accompanied by her team, including:
- MP Berman – Vice President and Chief of Operations
- Sheri King – Labour Relations Director
- Leanne Murphy – Labour Relations Manager
- Karen Donovan-Bhoi – Labour Relations Administration Advisor
- Samantha Robertson – Workforce Planning Director
- Dustin Abbott – Labour Relations Research Manager
- Paul Estes – Financial Services Manager
- Stéphanie Castonguay – Service Delivery Initiatives Program Director
- Vanessa Robertson – ATS Standards Director
- Tej Dhaliwal – Technical Services Director, Vancouver
- Scott Williams – MACCO, Edmonton
- Luc Tremblay – General Manager, Montreal
- Don Leonard – ATS Learning Delivery Gander Manager
Also in attendance were Mark Cooper (VP and Chief Technology and Information Officer), and Diana Kelly (VP and Chief Human Resources Officer).
In her opening remarks, Amanda Sarginson thanked the members of both bargaining teams for their sacrifices and commitment to the process. Amanda stressed that while we have gone through a very difficult time, the company feels we have turned a page and can begin to cautiously look forward.
Nick Von Schoenberg replied on CATCA’s behalf. Nick addressed how the seeds of the challenges we face now were planted many years before, and that we have a long way to go to ensure the Company properly invests in its people.
MP Berman and Mark Cooper gave presentations on airspace modernization and technological changes that will provide some background to NAV’s proposals.
Both groups then exchanged documents outlining the main themes of their proposals. Each side explained their proposals, and both parties were given an opportunity to seek clarity on content within the documents.
Please note that these themes are intentionally very general and do not reflect specific or detailed contract proposals.
The teams will next meet in Montreal from January 9th, 2023 to January 13th, 2023. While actual bargaining proceedings are confidential, if you have any questions or concerns about the process, please address them to your member of the committee or your Regional Vice President. We appreciate your patience and support as your elected representatives work their way towards a new collective agreement.
On behalf of the Contract Committee,
Nick von Schoenberg Scott Loder
President Executive Vice President