WestJet reports that its flight attendants have voted in favour of a new work agreement with 81.7% of eligible flight attendants voting.
A tentative agreement was negotiated between WestJet and the WestJet Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB) – the association representing its flight attendants – and was agreed to on April 21. Voting began on May 22 and ended yesterday (May 28).
Items in the ratified five-year agreement include compensation, work rules, standardized processes and a formal framework for discussion between WestJet flight attendants and the airline.
“These results reflect our collaborative efforts towards a fair and balanced agreement, developed in the best interests of our people and our business,” said Tyson Matheson, vice-president, Inflight. “The strong voter turnout shows a high level of engagement with our flight attendants and we are pleased we have reached a five-year agreement. I thank all of our flight attendants for the remarkable guest experience they continue to provide for our guests every day.”