Release #: 17.61
November 29, 2017

Encore Pilots Secure ALPA Representation

Ottawa, Ont.—Earlier today, the Canada Industrial Relations Board certified the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) as the bargaining representative for the nearly 500 pilots at Encore.

“We are pleased that an overwhelming majority of pilots at Encore chose the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l for their representation. We are committed to helping our newest pilot group achieve their goals through our strong bargaining and advocacy efforts,” said ALPA president Capt. Tim Canoll. “With ALPA representation, Encore pilots immediately have the necessary resources to negotiate their first legally binding collective agreement under the Canada Labour Code,” he added.

The pilots at Encore began working with ALPA several months ago and collected membership cards in one of the fastest organizing campaigns in the Association’s history.

Encore Organizing Committee member Capt. Ryan Petrie said, “Encore pilots have played a vital role in the success of our company, and we look forward to working with our management to negotiate our first agreement.”

The next steps for the Encore pilots will be to focus on the membership drive and elect representatives for their local structure, known as the Master Executive Council.

“Encore is the third Canadian pilot group to seek ALPA representation and join the Association this year. We look forward to putting ALPA’s abundant resources to use and helping the Encore pilots gain a stronger voice in the decisions that impact their careers and collective future,” said Capt. Dan Adamus, ALPA Canada president.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 58,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Visit the ALPA website at or follow us on Twitter @WeAreALPA.


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