WestJet today announced that tentative agreements have been reached between both WestJet and the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) and WestJet Encore and CALDA.
“We are pleased that fair and balanced solutions have been reached between the company and both of our flight dispatch groups,” said Jeff Martin, WestJet Chief Operations Officer. “We thank WestJet and WestJet Encore CALDA leadership for their continued commitment and dedication to achieving agreements that benefit both of our valued flight dispatch groups and the company as a whole.”
“WestJet leadership recognizes that its flight dispatchers play an integral role in the safe operation of every WestJet flight,” said Justin Jones, WestJet CALDA Chair. “Working collaboratively through this process created an agreement that balances the needs of our membership while taking care of the business to ensure the company’s long-term success. On behalf of CALDA I would like to thank everyone that was a part of this process. We look forward to working together with the WestJet team to take care of our valued guests.”
“We extend our thanks to the WestJet leadership team for their diligence and dedication in reaching a collective agreement,” said Alexander Ritson, WestJet Encore, CALDA Chair. “WestJet Encore flight dispatchers make our company both safe and successful and this agreement invests in a team that proudly serves our guests and the company every day.”
The tentative agreements are subject to final ratification by the parties.