In NATS, the huge changes that technology is bringing to the world of ATM, and to those who work in it, together with the relentless economic pressures brought by profit hungry corporations, mean that the need for solidarity and mutual cooperation is more pressing than ever.
Pay talks between the joint trade unions (Prospect and PCS) and NATS management have now finished and PCS recommends acceptance of the offer.
PCS members in the operational area are being asked to support the union's demand for sensible staffing levels in the NATS operation, and if need be to back up our talk with action.
Over successive annual conferences, the Aviation group has built up a strong set of policies it seeks to pursue on behalf of members. Motion A67 at 2017 conference instructed us to issue a document explaining those policies. We have now launched the booklet, and it constitutes a powerful statement of ‘what we stand for’, intended to appeal to members and potential members alike.
The Civil Aviation Authority has recently called for responses to its RP3 guidance document, CAP1593, which sets out the expectations of the regulator for NATS to carry out its licence obligations during the period 2020-2024 (reference period 3).