Release #: WEN 24.08
May 30, 2024

WestJet Encore Pilot Leaders Reach New Tentative Agreement

Strike Averted

CALGARY, ALB.—Capt. Carin Kenny, chair of the WestJet Encore Master Executive Council, issued the following statement after WestJet Encore pilot leaders, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), voted to approve a full tentative agreement with management. This agreement ends the possibility of a June 1 strike. 

“After our pilots rejected the tentative agreement presented to them last month, citing the WestJet Group’s failure to address issues of central importance to the pilot group, we are very pleased to announce we have reached a new tentative agreement with management which addresses those issues.

“Our goal has always been to reach an agreement that will help solve many of the airline’s pilot attraction and retention issues, provide industry-standard wages and working conditions, and provide a better work/life balance for our pilots,” said Kenny. “Over the coming days, our WestJet Encore membership will begin voting on the new tentative agreement.”

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