February 8, 2019
CATCA and NAV Canada met in Ottawa this week for the third full week of contract negotiations.
Significant progress has been made to date, and many issues have been resolved. Two major areas of discussion remain – schedules and related staffing issues, and monetary increases on salary and premiums – the contract teams will begin negotiations on these items when we next meet.
Your contract committee has made substantial headway towards a final settlement on what we refer to as “non-monetary items.” The bargaining process to date has been constructive and positive. We do realize however that even though several issues have been resolved, the items of the highest importance to our membership are still to be discussed.
As we always do, we remind our membership that no items agreed to up to this point are final until we have a complete package to bring to the membership for ratification.
The next session of talks is scheduled for February 18 to 22, 2019 in Ottawa.
On behalf of the Contract Committee,
Peter Duffey Doug Best
President Executive Vice President
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