WestJet Encore pilots reject tentative deal

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) – the union that represents WestJet Encore pilots – has announced that its membership did not ratify the tentative agreement that was reached on April 8, 2024.

The results of the ratification do not impact operations, WestJet said.

In a statement, Diederik Pen, president of WestJet Airlines and Group chief operating officer, said: “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.”

Pen continued: “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.”