Tentative Agreement for Canada's Air Traffic Controllers

July 25, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

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CATCA/CAW Local 5454, representing over 2,100 air traffic controllers, has reached a new tentative agreement with NAV CANADA.

CATCA/CAW Local 5454 members provide air traffic control service to aircraft and airlines flying in Canada and the North Atlantic.

This new two year agreement provides pay increases of three per cent each year and additional job security protections.

Members will be meeting to vote on the agreement over the next two weeks, with the results to be released in the second week of August.

"In today's federal labour relations climate, this is a great victory," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza. "I congratulate the bargaining team for a job well done."

CATCA/CAW Local 5454 President Greg Myles said that the committee worked very hard over the last six months to reach this agreement. "While we were not able to meet every single one of our objectives, our committee agrees that the economic package and other improvements will meet our requirements over the next two years," said Myles.

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