Pilots with Canadian carrier WestJet Airlines picketed the company’s headquarters ahead of the start of a strike authorisation vote on April 3. “Over the past six months, pilots have grown increasingly impatient with WestJet management, who has failed to seriously engage in contract negotiations,” according to the Airline Pilots’ Association (ALPA) union. “Without an industry-standard contract, many WestJet pilots are choosing to leave for better opportunities, leaving a dwindling number of pilots choosing to work here,” said Bernard Lewall, chair of WestJet’s ALPA pilot group. The strike vote outcome will be announced on April 18, ALPA said, less than a

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