WestJet Encore pilots approve five-year deal

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WestJet Encore announced yesterday that its pilots had voted in favour of a new five-year agreement with the Calgary-based airline.

"We are pleased to reach a successful conclusion to this interest-focused negotiation process," said Ferio Pugliese, president of WestJet Encore.

"The agreement reflects the diligent efforts of our teams and I thank WJPA, the WestJet Encore negotiating team and the Encore leadership team for their work on this agreement and genuine commitment to our business and our people,” he added.

Voting on the agreement began on December 12 and ended December 20, 2015 – in total, 93 per cent of eligible pilots participated.

The new agreement begins January 1, 2016 and expires on December 31, 2020.
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