The trend to unionization at WestJet continued this week, with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) issuing its decision that the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers Association (CALDA) will be the exclusive bargaining agent for dispatchers at WestJet.
As more WestJet workers begin to enjoy the advantage of joining a union, it is important that WestJet frontline workers not get left behind.
The dispatchers will now begin negotiating their first collective agreement setting out wages, benefits and working conditions. This is something flight attendants, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and pilots, members of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), are already doing.
More and more, WestJet workers are gaining a voice in the workplace, and now Customer Service Agents, Guest Service Ambassadors and Baggage Service Agents have a chance to do the same.
Across Canada, WestJet frontline workers are signing membership cards indicating that they wish to be members of Unifor. Once enough have done so, the union can apply to the CIRB to certify Unifor as the union for WestJet frontline workers – which will give you the union advantage, as well.
The first step, however is signing a union card. For more information on how to do that, or if you have any other questions, please contact one of us.
Billy O'Neill, Unifor
[email protected] | 416-605-1443
Bruce Fafard, Unifor
[email protected] | 780-930-3086
Murray Gore, Unifor
[email protected] | 604-671-9141
Patrick Murray, Unifor
[email protected] | 506-850-7996
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