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Air traffic controllers agree to new contract

Published by Steve Coleman on August 12, 2011

Canada's air traffic controllers have a new collective agreement.

The country's 2,100 air traffic controllers voted 79 per cent in favour of an agreement with NAV Canada. Eighty-five per cent of the members with CATCA CAW Local 5454 cast a ballot on the contract settlement.

"The commitment by both parties to reach a freely negotiated settlement demonstrates that outside intervention is not required nor even desirable," union president Greg Myle said in a news release. "Creativity and awareness of the labour environment are key ingredients to quality agreements that far exceed the benefits of heavy handed government intervention in the preservation of Canada's recovering economy.

"The endorsement by our membership confirms that free collective bargaining is the right solution. We are extremely pleased that our team was able to show a better way to labour peace and productivity."

The new agreement runs until March 31, 2013 and provides a total six per cent wage boost by April 1, 2012. Negotiations started last December. The tentative agreement was reached July 24.

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