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 per cent of those participating voting in favour of joining.
ALPA last week 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, reports Air Cargo News, which 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.