CALGARY, Aug. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Today the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) released the official results of the vote to unionize WestJet pilots. The results demonstrate decisive support for the WJPA: over 684 eligible pilots, representing 55 per cent of WestJet pilots who voted, showed their support for the WJPA by voting no to the WestJet Professional Pilots Association acting as their bargaining agent in matters of collective bargaining with their employer.
"WestJet pilots were offered a clear choice—continued representation by the WJPA or unionization," said Captain Paul Ysselmuiden and Captain Michael Wesolowski, co-chairs of the WJPA. "These results demonstrate decisive support for the WJPA to continue to lead more than 1,500 pilots into the future."
The WJPA strongly believes that WestJet and WestJet Encore pilots are stronger when they are part of one team. Moving forward, the WJPA will continue to effectively advocate on behalf of all WestJet and WestJet Encore pilots.
About the WestJet Pilots' Association
The WestJet Pilots' Association (WJPA) was created in 1999 and represents the interests and needs of WestJet and WestJet Encore pilots. The WJPA currently represents over 1,500 WestJet and WestJet Encore pilots as part of the ProActive Communication Team (PACT), the internal employee association representing all non-management employees across Canada.
SOURCE WestJet Pilots' Association
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