WestJet Encore, CUPE Reach Tentative Deal

WestJet Encore has reached a tentative agreement with CUPE Local 4070 – which represents the WestJet Encore Inflight (Cabin Crew) group.

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

In February 2021, WestJet and CUPE reached an agreement on behalf of the WestJet Inflight team that operates the airline’s jet fleet.

Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, said that: “For the second time this year, I am pleased to share that we’ve tentatively come to terms on an agreement with CUPE Local 4070. We have negotiated the first collective agreement, on behalf of our WestJet Encore Inflight group, with CUPE.”

Sims noted that: “Our Inflight team members, who operate on our turboprop fleet, are an important and valued part of our operation. We intend to continue supporting them as they continue the safe, caring service our guests expect of the WestJet Group.”