PSAC members ratifiy three-year contract with NAV Canada, total wage hike of 6%

OTTAWA – The private company that provides air traffic control and other civil navigation services in Canada says members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada have ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the company.

The 265 members of the union range from clerical, customer service and general labour and trade workers to engineering and scientific support service employees.

The agreement, retroactive to Jan 1, 2014, runs until December 31, 2016 and provides wage increases totalling six per cent over the life of the contract.

The first one per cent increase is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014, followed by another one per cent increase retroactive to July 1, 2015. The contract calls for a two per cent increase Jan. 1, 2015, and another two per cent increase Jan. 1, 2016.

“Also included in this agreement is the introduction of a new hire pension plan arrangement effective Dec. 1, 2014, plus other measures which, once implemented, would assist in sustaining the legacy pension plan for current employees on a long-term basis,” NAV Canada said in a statement Wedensday.

With operations from coast to coast to coast, NAV Canada provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.