CALGARY, Nov. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The ProActive Communication Team (PACT) announced the first tentative agreement between WestJet and the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) has not passed. The agreement was voted down by 57 per cent of votes. Turnout was very strong with 90 per cent of eligible flight attendants voting.
"While I'm disappointed by the outcomes, there are some great things that we can take away from our first round of negotiations" says Anthony Pascale, Chair of the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB). "We will survey our members in the coming weeks, and re-engage them in the New Year".
"First of all, I would like to thank the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB), its negotiating team and all WestJet flight attendants for their hard work and dedication during the negotiations" says Antonio Faiola, PACT Chair and employee representative on WestJet's Board of Directors. "Although this is not the outcomes we had hoped, I'm encourage by the level of engagement by our members who continue to enjoy industry leading total compensation package".
The ProActive Communication Team (PACT) is WestJet's employee association that represents 9,500 non-management employees across Canada. PACT was founded in 1999 and is now made up of six subgroups with 150 elected representatives across all areas of WestJet's business. These subgroups are: Airport Communications Team (ACT) representing customer service agents and other airport-based employees, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (AMEA) representing aircraft maintenance engineers, the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) representing flight attendants, Rez Voice, representing contact centre employees, Technical Administrative and Professional Support (TAPS), representing office and support staff and the WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA). PACT also represents WestJet Encore employees.
SOURCE: WestJet PACT - The ProActive Communication Team
For further information: Contact PACT: Farhana Rahman, PACT Communications Advisor, 403-616-2541 or at [email protected]