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WestJet and IAM reach tentative agreement

Both parties now await the ratification vote to be put forward to membership.

CALGARY, AB, May 9, 2024 /CNW/ - Yesterday evening, WestJet and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the certified union representing WestJet load controllers, reached a tentative agreement on the first collective bargaining agreement between the organizations. Both parties now await the ratification vote to be put forward to membership.

"WestJet is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement that recognizes the important contributions of our load controllers," said Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Group Chief Operating Officer. "They play an integral role in the safety and performance of our operations and this agreement recognizes the talent, dedication and hard work of this collective group."

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