Posted on: 18 November 2014 by Mark Howells
The WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA), which represents 1,200 pilots, has reached a tentative agreement with the airline to replace a previous agreement between the two parties which has been in place since May 2009.
“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,” remarked Fred Cleveland, WestJet’s executive VP of operations.
Gregg Saretsky, WestJet’s president and CEO, commented, “This is a collaborative agreement that will ensure WestJet remains fully competitive into the future, while providing our pilots with an industry-leading agreement. 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 agreement's highlights will be available in early December and voting will begin later in the month.