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Postby CielOnTap on Sat May 12, 2018 1:56 pm

Flying out for a holiday or business trip? Always look for news updates online if you find out via newspaper or word of mouth that your airline carrier has a potential strike situation.

Currently, Air France staff are on strike. https://www.thelocal.fr/20180509/asking-for-a-rise-from-the-top-of-the-barricade-is-absurd
Twitter handle to follow for Air France flight daily flight news: https://twitter.com/AFNewsroom

WestJet Airlines -their pilots are in a strike situation as of May 18. https://www.thestar.com/edmonton/2018/05/11/possibility-of-a-pilots-strike-has-westjet-travellers-on-the-edge-of-their-seats.html
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Re: Airline strike news

Postby CielOnTap on Tue May 15, 2018 6:56 pm

Some of the context behind the upcoming pilots' strike at WestJet:

“But now that they want to unionize, they’ve said, ‘No that’s not the case and we’re going to hire third-party pilots at a different set of wage rates,’” he said.

“A lot of the pilots are saying, ‘Hang on! You’re actually displacing WestJet routes and using WestJet planes, so tell me how you’re not outsourcing my job.’”

The unit of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) representing 1,500 cockpit staff voted 91 per cent in favour of a strike last week, although it said it would hold off on any job action until after the Victoria Day weekend.

https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2018/05/14/westjets-pilot-troubles-might-be-just-the-beginning-of-a-very-bumpy-ride.html
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Re: Airline strike news

Postby fishandchips on Sat May 26, 2018 1:10 pm

There is an agreement for mediation to resolve issues between the WestJet airline and the pilots' association.

Anxious air travellers can now rest easy with the threat of a WestJet strike seemingly at an end.

The Calgary-based airline and the Air Line Pilots Association have agreed to a settlement process through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Both sides have agreed to mediation — and if required, final and binding arbitration.

"I think the most important news tonight is that the threat of strike action has been removed for WestJet guests. WestJet guests can now continue to book and travel in absolute confidence around their trip," said WestJet CEO Ed Sims from Calgary International Airport Friday night.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/westjet-pilots-union-settlement-process-1.4679054

WestJet will operate Swoop! as a lower cost air service and the company recently agreed to using unionized pilots to fly the flights.
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