CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with Nav Canada

October 24, 2011, 2:20 PM EST

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CAW Local 1016 reached a new tentative agreement with Nav Canada over this past weekend. CAW members provide training and vital operational support to Canada's air traffic control system and aviation users.

This marks the second time in this year that the CAW has negotiated a collective agreement at Nav Canada without any government intervention.

"This is a great example of how free collective bargaining works in federally regulated industries," said CAW National President Ken Lewenza.  "This is what happens when two parties are committed to finding a settlement that meets each others needs."

CAW members will be voting on this agreement over the next few weeks at locations across Canada.

"This agreement provides improvements in each year," said CAW Local
1016 President Shawn Wood. "Our committee worked diligently over the weekend to conclude this agreement, which we feel is a good settlement that takes into account the needs of all of our membership."

CAW Local 1016 represents approximately 290 members working at all the major airports in Canada and at Nav Canada's Ottawa head office.

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