WestJet reaches tentative agreement with CUPE, begins Toronto – London Gatwick 787 cargo flights

WestJet has announced that a tentative agreement had been reached with CUPE Local 4070, representation for the WestJet Inflight (Cabin Crew) group. Both parties now await the ratification vote to be put forward to membership.

“I am pleased that we’ve tentatively come to terms on the first collective agreement with CUPE Local 4070,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Our Cabin Crew Members are a valued and integral part of the WestJet team and it is our goal to continue supporting them as they continue the safe, caring service our guests expect of WestJet.”

WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.

In other news, WestJet has begun operating our first cargo-only flights between Toronto (YYZ) and London-Gatwick (LGW) twice weekly on our 787 Dreamliners. WestJet’s Cargo team continues to work around the clock as part of our commitment to keeping vital supply chains open across borders.

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