Current agreement remains in place as WestJet and the WJPA work toward a
CALGARY, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today that its pilots
have voted against a tentative agreement by a margin of 58.7 per cent.
Turnout was very strong, with 96 per cent of pilots voting.
The current agreement remains in effect until a new agreement is
reached. Pilots at WestJet are represented by the WestJet Pilots
Association (WJPA), a non-union employee association.
"We are disappointed with the results of the vote," said Gregg Saretsky,
WestJet President and CEO. "Our leadership team and the WJPA will
regroup in the coming weeks, focusing on understanding the specific
concerns of the pilot group and, just as we've always done, work
collaboratively to bring forward a new agreement."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 88 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and
Europe. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered
low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer,
WestJet now has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a
fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400
NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its
new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
Connect with WestJet on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westjet
Follow WestJet on Twitter at www.twitter.com/westjet
Subscribe to WestJet on YouTube at www.youtube.com/westjet
Read the WestJet blog at blog.westjet.com
For further information:
Media Relations, 1-888-WJ-4-NEWS (1-888-954-6397), firstname.lastname@example.org.