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Greater than 500 WestJet workers unionize in Calgary and Vancouver

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Greater than 500 WestJet workers in Vancouver and Calgary introduced Friday morning they’ve unionized..

The airport brokers, which embrace baggage handlers, at Calgary and Vancouver’s worldwide airports shall be represented by Unifor.

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The 531 WestJet employees be part of greater than 7,000 different unionized airline employees with Unifor below carriers like Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz.

Unifor organizing director Kellie Scanlan mentioned conversations with WestJet employees had been happening previous to the pandemic, and moved on-line after COVID-19 hit.


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The union mentioned office group has been a part of the profitable lobbying effort for monetary assist for the airline business from the federal authorities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unifor is one in every of Canada’s largest non-public sector unions and represents greater than 300,000 employees throughout the nation.




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