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NAV CANADA Bargaining Update #2

Oct 4, 2011

IBEW and NAV CANADA recently concluded their first bargaining session.  This session took place in Montreal from September 26-28, 2011. Taking a lesson from the previous round of bargaining, both side agreed to an agenda in advance of our meetings.  This assisted the parties in coming to the bargaining table prepared to get down to work. 

The teams had very positive, full and open discussions on issues including Hours of Work, Staffing, Leave and Premiums. Even though several items remain outstanding, some issues were resolved relatively quickly setting a positive tone for the week and future discussions. As part of our normal approach to negotiations, we will not be publicising any specifics regarding issues under review.    

The parties are set to meet again on November 14-17, 2011 and finally on November 21-25, 2011 in Ottawa with the goal of concluding a collective agreement by that time.