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The WestJet Group statement on Encore ratification results

CALGARY, AB, May 10, 2024 /CNW/ - The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the certified union representing WestJet Encore pilots, today announced that its membership did not ratify the tentative agreement, reached on April 8, 2024. The results of the ratification do not impact operations.

"We are disappointed to learn that our WestJet Encore pilots have rejected an agreement that is distinctly competitive within Canada's airline industry and solutioned their unique concerns," said Diederik Pen, President of WestJet Airlines and Group Chief Operating Officer. "Our tentative agreement represented a robust negotiation process that got us to our final offer, and while we will meet with ALPA to determine next steps, we will hold firm on what is reasonable to ensure we can continue providing meaningful employment and affordable air travel to Canadians."

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