WestJet Group Responds To ALPA Strike Authorization Vote

The WestJet Group issued a statement following the Airline Pilots Association’s (ALPA) announcement of the results of the strike authorization vote by WestJet pilots.

Diederik Pen, WestJet Group Chief Operating Officer, said: “A strike authorization vote is a common step by unions in context of the overall labour negotiation process and does not mean a strike will occur.”

In the statement, Pen continued: “We remain unwaveringly committed to achieving an agreement that is competitive within Canada’s airline industry and ensures we have a long-term sustainable future so that we can continue to operate critical air service for millions of Canadians, while providing jobs for thousands at the WestJet Group.”

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