POSTED FEBRUARY 25, 2021
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 2228 represents a large group of electronics technologists at NAV CANADA referred to as Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel. These IBEW members install and maintain critical infrastructure required for safe air navigation in Canada.
Until the COVID-19 pandemic, air navigation professionals at NAV CANADA ensured the safety of more than 3 million flights every year. Unfortunately, the company has been forced to begin layoffs in the face of major revenue declines.
Canada’s air travel and tourism industries are depending on NAV CANADA to ensure aviation safety in the post-pandemic recovery. We can’t afford to lose the expertise of our IBEW members that has kept our skies safe.
We are urging the government to take immediate and decisive action to support NAV CANADA through this crisis by providing it with sufficient emergency funding.
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra must step in to ensure that NAV CANADA is sufficiently staffed to operate navigation systems and air traffic control.
Join us and take action now to make our demands clear.
Click here to sign the petition.