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WestJet reaches agreement with pilots’ union

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CALGARY, Canada – WestJet announced today it has reached a tentative agreement with its more than 1,200 pilots, represented by the WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA).

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CALGARY, Canada – WestJet announced today it has reached a tentative agreement with its more than 1,200 pilots, represented by the WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA). The agreement’s highlights will be available in early December and voting will begin later in the month.

“This is a collaborative agreement that will ensure WestJet remains fully competitive into the future, while providing our pilots with an industry-leading agreement,” said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. “This agreement represents WestJet’s commitment to work directly with the WJPA on behalf of pilots, based on our shared interests and for the good of the airline.”

“The WJPA executive and a team of WestJet leaders worked diligently to find creative solutions that balanced improved productivity and flexibility with significant improvements in compensation,” said Fred Cleveland, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Operations.

The WJPA and WestJet leadership teams began negotiations in September 2014 to develop a tentative agreement to replace the previous agreement, which has been in place since May 2009.

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