WestJet, Unifor reach tentative agreement

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WestJet and Unifor, the certified union representing WestJet airport employees at Toronto Pearson International Airport, have reached a tentative agreement on the first collective bargaining agreement between the two organizations. The agreement awaits ratification from the union’s membership.

Diederik Pen, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, expressed his pleasure at having reached the tentative agreement, stating that it recognizes the vital role played by the airport employees at YYZ in supporting the airline’s operations.

He further stated that the agreement reflects WestJet’s commitment to supporting its employees as they continue to provide friendly and reliable service to its guests.

WestJet has been serving Canadians for 27 years and has made significant contributions to the Canadian aviation industry. It has cut airfares in half and has increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet was launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees, and five destinations. Over the years, it has grown to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees, and over 110 destinations in 24 countries.


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