WestJet pilots reject union

But almost 3,000 flight attendants are attempting certification
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 08/17/2015

A group vying to represent WestJet pilots will not achieve lift-off after a narrow vote rejected what would have been the airline’s first union. The two-week voting period came to an end on Aug. 5, resulting in a 55 per cent vote against unionization.

Of the 1,247 pilots who cast ballots, 561 voted in favour and 684 voted against certification, with two spoiled ballots.

The WestJet Professional Pilots Association (WPPA) said it was disappointed with the results in a statement on its Facebook page: