WestJet Pilots to Picket for a Contract at Company Headquarters

CALGARY, Alberta--()--On Tuesday, May 8, WestJet pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), will hold their first informational picketing event near the WestJet Campus in Calgary, as they press management to focus on completing the pilots' first contract following more than eight months of negotiations.

ALPA and WestJet management have been in mediated talks since February after the pilots called in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) in an effort to make more progress at the bargaining table. However, after their 60-day conciliation period and more than 10 days into the 21-day cooling off period, WestJet pilots are still waiting for their first contract.

   

WHAT:

WestJet Pilots Informational Picketing at WestJet Campus
 

WHEN:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

9:00–11:00 a.m.
 

WHERE:

On public land, outside WestJet Campus
Near the Fred Ring Building, 22 Aerial Place N.E.
Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3J1
 

Note to media: Pilots in uniform will be available for onsite interviews.

Find more information about WestJet pilots’ journey for their first contract at http://www.alpa.org/wja.

Founded in 1931, ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 airlines in the United States and Canada, including the approximately 1,500 WestJet pilots and approximately 500 WestJet Encore pilots as well as pilots at Air Georgian, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Canadian North, First Air, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, and Wasaya. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org/wja or follow us on Twitter @WestJetALPA, and Facebook @WestJetPilots.

For questions or to request an interview, please contact ALPA Media, 703-481-4440 or Media@alpa.org.

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