Westjet and its Union AMFA have an Agreement

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It appears WestJet Group and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)  in Canada have an agreement.

The next step involves awaiting the ratification vote from the members.

“The WestJet Group is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement that is industry-leading within Canada and recognizes the important contributions of our valued Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, making them the highest paid in Canada while delivering industry-leading work-life balance standards and strong commitments to job security,” said Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Group Chief Operating Officer.

“We are grateful to have arrived at a deal, averting a work stoppage and any impact on our guests’ valued travel plans. We sincerely appreciate our guests’ patience during this time. We are pleased to move forward with an unwavering focus on providing friendly, reliable, and affordable air service to Canadians for years to come as one unified team.”

“After nine months of tough negotiating, we are proud to have reached a tentative agreement that will now be presented, through the ratification process, to the hard-working Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and other Technical Operations employees who go above and beyond to maintain a best-in-class culture of safety for the WestJet Group,” Will Abbott, AMFA National Region II Director, Chairman.

WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees, and five destinations, growing to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees, and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. 

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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