Pilots who fly for Air Georgian, which operates regional service for Air Canada in Ontario and the West, have voted overwhelmingly to join the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)
“We welcome our more than 230 colleagues at Air Georgian and look forward to the contributions they will bring to our union,” said ALPA president, Capt. Tim Canoll. “Air Georgian pilots are committed to advancing their careers and, by gaining access to ALPA’s professional resources, are now poised to achieve their goals. Through collaborative efforts, ALPA pilots across North America help to advance our profession and ensure that we maintain the safest air transport systems in the world.”
More than 85 percent of the pilots voted 99 percent in favour of the move to ALPA. They previously had their own union.
ALPA represents pilots at most Canadian airlines and is making a determined effort to organize WestJet pilots.
Air Georgian Capt. Robert McCallum, who headed the organizing committee, said the goal is for the pilots and company to benefit from the shift.
“The pilots at Air Georgian play a crucial role in the success of our company, and we look forward to advancing that success with ALPA as we work with management to achieve our goals.”