WestJet dispatchers file for union certification

August 07, 2018
Written by Wings Staff
On Friday, August 3, 2018, the Canadian Airline Dispatchers Association (CALDA) filed an application with the Canada Industrial Relations Board to represent flight dispatchers at WestJet.

Russ Williams, national president of CALDA, explains, that given the growth of the airline, WestJet flight dispatchers recently evaluated their employee representation model and felt now was the time to make a change to become members of CALDA.

WestJet flight dispatchers are licensed by Transport Canada and share co-authority dispatch responsibilities with the pilot in command, explains CALDA, to ensure the safe and efficient operation of nearly 500 daily WestJet flights.

CALDA was established in 1946 and also represents the flight dispatchers of Air Canada, Jazz Airlines, First Air, Sunwing and Air Transat.

With the addition of the WestJet flight dispatchers, CALDA’s membership grows to almost 300 members.

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