The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has filed an application at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent flight attendants at WestJet.
A majority of WestJet flight attendants have signed cards supporting unionization with CUPE, including WestJet’s mainline carrier and low-cost carrier Swoop, and the union is excited about what is to come next.
“We’re hopeful that this is just the first of many victories ahead for WestJet Cabin Crew, as we work together to improve working conditions for inflight staff,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “A strong union for WestJetters is set for takeoff!”
CUPE is Canada’s flight attendant union, representing 12,000 flight attendants at ten different airlines nationwide.