Friday, 5 April 2019

WestJet avoids possible strike action with tentative agreement with WestJet Encore pilots

The Canadian airline WestJet has today announced that it tentatively reached an agreement with the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) representing its 510 WestJet Encore pilots, in a strong effort to cool the threat of strike action.

The tentative agreement will be presented to the ALPA membership group for ratification, "We thank ALPA and the ALPA Master Executive Council for their strong commitment to working with us to come to an agreement that truly represents the interests of their membership and our business as a whole," said John Aaron, Vice-President, Flight Operations and General Manager, WestJet Encore. "We look forward to the ratification of the agreement to the benefit of our guests, employees and shareholders."

"We are pleased we could reach an agreement and look forward to having our pilots vote on our first collectively bargained agreement," said Captain Ryan Petrie, WestJet Encore MEC Chairman.

"We would like to thank all those involved who have given their time and energy to allow us to reach this milestone," said Captain Ryan Leier, WestJet Encore MEC Vice-Chairman.

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