Two-year deal for controllers

Union proud agreement needed no intervention
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/18/2011

Despite taking eight months to negotiate, the new agreement between the Canadian Auto Workers and NAV Canada for 2,100 air traffic controllers has satisfied Local 5454 president Greg Myles.

“The commitment by both parties to reach a freely negotiated settlement demonstrates that outside intervention is not required or even desirable,” Myles said.

CAW president Ken Lewenza commented that “In today’s federal labour relations climate, this is a great victory.”