The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), pushing for a hashing out of pilot work rules at WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop, has asked the Canadian government to intervene on the first-ever contract negotiations between the union and the airline. ALPA’s request for conciliation—the Canadian equivalent of U.S. mediation—raises the odds that WestJet pilots will have a new contract within 90 days. Under Canadian law, a conciliation officer will be appointed within 15 days, and ...


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