Following personal intervention by the Canadian government’s labor minister, WestJet management and its pilots, as represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), agreed May 25 to federal mediation of the two sides’ heated contract negotiations, averting pilot strike action. The federal mediation process is expected to be concluded by the end of June, both the airline and the pilot union said. On May 10, WestJet’s pilots overwhelmingly approved a vote to strike if ...

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