WestJet Employee Association prepares for pilot certification vote

CALGARY, April 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The WestJet Employee Association (WEA) is preparing for the second attempt to unionize WestJet pilots within two years as the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) has filed their application to certify WestJet pilots.

"The WestJet Pilots' Association has effectively represented our pilots since 1999," said Brad Armitage, WEA chair. "The WJPA has worked collaboratively with WestJet to provide our pilots with continual advancements on compensation and work rules. We believe that the WEA and the WJPA is the right type of representation for WestJetters."

"The WEA will continue to provide a collaborative approach to employee/employer relations at WestJet and WestJet Encore as it has for the past 18 years," added Armitage.

About the WestJet Employee Association

Established in 1999, the WestJet Employee Association (WEA) is the non-union employee representation for over 11,000 non-management WestJet employees across Canada. The WEA is comprised of six unique member associations: Airports Employee Association (AEA), Aircraft Maintenance Engineers' Association (AMEA), Contact Centre Employee Association (CCEA), Technical Administrative Professional Support (TAPS), the WestJet Cabin Crew Association (WCCA) and the WestJet Pilots' Association (WJPA).

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For further information: Farhana Thomas, WEA Communications Advisor, 403-616-2541, Farhana.Thomas@westjet.com

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