Union relieved as tentative deal with WestJet avoids strike

Some relief for airline workers and travellers heading into the long weekend: WestJet and its pilots have reached a tentative agreement. As NTV’s Bailey Howard tells us this means there will be no job action. 

Travel plans possibly up in the air for passengers as WestJet pilots issue 72-hour strike notice

Travel plans for WestJet passengers might be up in the air… this comes after the union representing WestJet pilots issued a 72-hour strike notice on Monday evening. 

Local airline passenger rights advocate Woodrow French says there are a number of things travellers need to be prepared for, including being delayed on a connecting flight, or flights being cancelled all together.

St. John’s International Airport released a statement on the potential strike.

“St. John’s International Airport values its partnerships with each of our airlines.  We are closely following the current potential labor situation facing our WestJet/Swoop partners.  Passengers are asked to check directly with their respective airline to understand any potential travel impacts.”

We will have more details coming up on NTV News First Edition, and the NTV Evening Newshour.   

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