WestJet today announced that 93 per cent of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (AMEA) members voted in favour of a five-year agreement. The vote represents 90 per cent of the AMEA's 688 members.

The agreement starts May 1, 2019 and recognizes the value of WestJet AMEs and technicians and their dedication to safety. The AMEA is a member of the WestJet Employee Association.

"WestJet is pleased at the vote outcome and believes this agreement is beneficial to our hard-working AMEs, while providing long-term sustainability for WestJet and all employees," said Jeff Martin, WestJet Chief Operating Officer. "With the agreement in place until 2024, we will be able to continue attracting and retaining the most qualified aircraft maintenance engineers in the industry. I sincerely thank the AMEA for the transparent, fair and open process and for representing WestJet's AMEs with professionalism."

"We are pleased that our AMEs have accepted what we believe is an excellent agreement for our members," said Todd Hunt, AMEA Chair. "The compensation is competitive, fair, and maintains our ability to retain and recruit skilled AMEs."