NAV CANADA lines up more collective agreements with workers
The world of air traffic management often seems typified by a breakdown in the relationship between air navigation service providers (ANSP) and the staff that work for them. Over the last few months, air traffic services personnel in Cyprus, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Libya, Nigeria, Colombia and the Bahamas have all threatened or conducted strike action, disrupting flights and the travel plans of thousands.
It is unusual then to see an ANSP signing new collective agreements with a minimum of fuss. But that is what NAV CANADA appears to have been able to do, with a round of new collective agreements between the ANSPs and unions since it announced a major new agreement with its air traffic controllers in Aug-2011. [830 words]
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