WestJet Encore announced on Friday that Encore Cabin Crew Members, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), have successfully ratified their first five-year agreement.
This ratified agreement is in place from August 1, 2021, through to and including July 31, 2026.
“I am glad to be sharing, once again, that we have achieved a collective agreement with CUPE,” Said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “This agreement, with our WestJet Encore Cabin Crew Members, shows that we continue to bargain productively and respectfully with our union partners. The result shows a dedication toward the interests of our Encore Cabin Crew, guests and WestJet Encore as we all look towards a safe and healthy return to the travel industry.”
The time invested in the negotiations by both parties, leading up to ratification, was necessary to work through the many complex terms and conditions.