Cargojet pilots switch to ALPA union as dispute emerges

September 17, 2021 by Choice Aviation Services0Air CargoAirlinesPeople

Cargojet pilots have decided to join the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) with the new union already lodging a complaint against the freighter operator.

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) has certified ALPA as the representative of more than 300 pilots at Cargojet.

The pilots voted for ALPA representation in August with 93% of those participating voting in favour of joining.

Earlier this week, ALPA lodged an unfair labour practice complaint against Cargojet with the CIRB.

ALPA alleges that the airline terminated 23 probationary pilots’ contracts while continuing to hire additional pilots.

Air Cargo News has approached Cargojet for a response.

ALPA now represents pilots at 18 Canadian airlines: Air Borealis, Pivot Airlines, Air Transat, Bearskin, Calm Air, Cargojet, Canadian North, First Air, Flair Airlines, Jazz Aviation, Kelowna Flightcraft, Morningstar Air, PAL Aerospace, PAL Airlines, Perimeter, Wasaya, WestJet, and WestJet Encore.


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