WestJet Encore announced on January 9, 2018 its cabin crew members have reached an evergreen agreement between WestJet Encore and WestJet Encore Cabin Crew Members (CCMs).
The agreement was designed to address key concerns and feedback collected and brought forward by the WestJet Cabin Crew Association (WCCA) representing WestJet Encore CCMs. The agreement covers work rules, compensation, including guaranteed minimum hours, and career progression and guarantees an ongoing annual review of the contract.
“We are pleased to reach an agreement that is simple, fair and provides opportunity for ongoing feedback and adjustments,” said Charles Duncan, President, WestJet Encore. “We wanted to create something with flexibility built in, so we could address concerns brought forward by our team in a timely matter. This agreement highlights the benefits of leaders and WestJetters working directly together. I thank the WCCA, our WestJet Encore CCMs and the Encore leadership team for their work on this agreement and genuine commitment to our business and our people.”
WestJet (Calgary) today announced it has signed a firm order for five Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. A firm order for one Q400 aircraft was also signed in March 2015. These transactions are conversions of options previously booked by WestJet. The five firm orders are for delivery in 2016 and 2017.
New WestJet Encore routes launched earlier this year include: Edmonton-Kamloops, Toronto-Québec City, Toronto-Fredericton and Halifax-Sydney.
In related news, Westjet announced an increase in frequency on three existing international routes and a move from seasonal to year-round service between Calgary and Yellowknife.
Service between Calgary and Loreto, Mexico increases from weekly to twice-weekly service. Flights between Toronto and Puerto Vallarta increase from weekly to three times weekly and service between Toronto and Puerto Plata doubles from twice-weekly service to four scheduled flights per week.
Copyright Photo: Chris Sands/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (marketed as the Q400) C-FQWE (msn 4473) lands at the Calgary base.