The WestJet Employee Association (WEA) is preparing for the second attempt to unionize WestJet pilots within two years, as the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) has filed their application to certify WestJet pilots.
"The WestJet Pilots' Association has effectively represented our pilots since 1999," said Brad Armitage, WEA chair. "The WJPA has worked collaboratively with WestJet to provide our pilots with continual advancements on compensation and work rules. We believe that the WEA and the WJPA is the right type of representation for WestJetters."
"The WEA will continue to provide a collaborative approach to employee/employer relations at WestJet and WestJet Encore as it has for the past 18 years," he added.
The WEA is the non-union employee representation for over 11,000 non-management WestJet employees across Canada.