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Strike deterred as WestJet reaches tentative deal with Vancouver employee association

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Key takeaways: 

  • Agreement ‘gets long overdue salary increases,’ union states.
  • The airline has a tentative labor agreement with the union representing hundreds of employees at the Calgary and Vancouver airports.

There will be no strike at WestJet this week now that the airline has a tentative labor agreement with the association representing hundreds of employees at the Calgary and Vancouver airports.

The airline and Unifor Local 531 declared the contract on Sunday night, days before about 800 baggage, and the customer service team could have quit the job.

Unifor reported last week that employees had voted 98 percent in favor of a strike as before as this Wednesday if a pact could not be reached.

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There will be no strike at WestJet this week now that the airline has a tentative labor agreement with the association representing hundreds of employees at the Calgary and Vancouver airports

Neither side revealed the exact terms of the tentative agreement, which is still subject to ratification.

The union released the contract “gets long overdue wage gains and progress to working situations.”

The deal, lauded as the first between the two parties, will be presented to union members later this week.

Source – CBC News

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