Interest Arbitration Award concludes bargaining for new Collective Agreement
with CAW Local 1016

OTTAWA, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - NAV CANADA today announced the conclusion of collective bargaining with the Canadian Automobile Workers Local 1016 which represents approximately 300 employees (including Air Traffic Operations Specialists, Training Simulation Specialists, and others).

The parties voluntarily entered into the arbitration process and the award received today is final and binding. The new collective agreement runs until June 30, 2011, and provides for wage increases of 1 per cent on July 1, 2009, 1 per cent on January 1, 2010 and 1 per cent on July 1, 2010, followed by a 1.5 per cent increase on January 1, 2011.

"NAV CANADA is committed to successfully concluding the current round of collective bargaining with all of our unions as quickly as possible respecting the current economic conditions," "said John Crichton, NAV CANADA President & CEO.

NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded debt. With operations coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control, flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services, airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.


For further information: For further information: John Morris, Director, Communications, (613) 563-7032; Ron Singer, Manager, Media Relations, (613) 563-7303; Media Information Line: 1-888-562-8226

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