TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Following a lengthy tour of ratification
meetings that included visits to many of the 63 airports where CAW
Local 2245 members work, Flight Service Specialists have ratified a new
agreement with Nav Canada.
CAW Local 2245 represents 750 Flight Service Specialists at 63 airports
across Canada, providing essential advisory services to the aviation
community. Flight Service Specialists advise pilots on aviation safety
issues at airports.
The two year agreement provides wage increases in each year of the deal.
"The high level of attendance and participation at the meetings
was truly appreciated by the bargaining committee," said CAW Local 2245
President Derek Yakielashek. "The members' support for their union
during these difficult times is encouraging and a strong foundation to
He stressed the agreement was reached between the two parties without
any interference from the federal government.
This marks the third time that a CAW represented group of workers has
ratified an agreement with Nav Canada during the last year. CAW Local
5454 represents controllers and CAW Local 1016 represents data
specialists at Nav Canada.
SOURCE Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW)
For further information:
CAW National Representative Joel Fournier, cell, 416-727-8991 or CAW Communications, John McClyment, cell, 416-315-3202