CALGARY, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - The Proactive Communication Team (PACT) announced today that the tentative agreement between WestJet and the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) was ratified.
FAAB, a subgroup of PACT, is the elected association representing close to 3,000 flight attendants. This is the first ratified agreement between FAAB and WestJet.
FAAB and WestJet began negotiations in February 2015 and a tentative agreement was agreed to on April 21, 2015. Voting began on May 22, 2015, and ended May 28, 2015, at 9 a.m. MDT. Items in the ratified five-year agreement include compensation, work rules, standardized processes and a formal framework for discussion between FAAB and the airline.
"FAAB is committed to advocating strongly and visibly on behalf of all flight attendants. We negotiated the best possible agreement for our rapidly growing membership and will follow through to ensure the best interests of our flight attendants are clearly represented throughout the term of this agreement," said Anthony Pascale, Chair, FAAB. "We are pleased with the result of negotiations and believe this agreement offers the best flexibility and work environment of any airline in Canada."
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 2,700 customer service agents and other airport-based employees, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (AMEA) representing more than 600 aircraft maintenance engineers, the Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) representing more than 2,600 flight attendants, Rez Voice, representing contact centre employees, Technical Administrative and Professional Support (TAPS), representing over 1,300 office and support staff and the WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA) representing more than 1,300 pilots. PACT also represents WestJet Encore employees.
SOURCE WestJet PACT - The ProActive Communication Team
For further information:
Farhana Rahman, PACT Communications Advisor 403-616-2541 or at [email protected]