WestJet pilots file for union certification


WestJet pilots file for union certification

The WestJet Professional Pilots Association has filed for certification with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, taking another step toward creating a legally recognized union.

According to a statement from the organization, the application was filed for a vote amongst the carrier’s 1,200 pilots. If approved, the CIRB will oversee a secret ballot of all eligible pilots to determine support for creating a union.

In a statement on its website regarding the application, the association said it has the required support of more than 40 per cent of its membership.

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