Organizational Structure Change

Dear Members,

You may have seen Jeff Martin’s Organizational Structure change update earlier today.

With the departure of Louis Saint Cyr, and Scott Groh from WestJet effective immediately, we wish to assure our Membership that Collective Bargaining continues as normal today, and into the future.

CUPE Local 4070 President Chris Rauenbusch spoke on the phone with Jeff Martin prior to this announcement earlier this morning. The discussion focused on the context behind this change, and more importantly that the Employer is committed to maintaining negotiations as scheduled. Jeff advised that he made it pointedly clear to those at the bargaining table on the Employer's side, now led by Jason Begley, Director Labour Relations, that they have his full authority and confidence to make the decisions necessary.

Bargaining is in progress in Vancouver presently, despite a small delayed start this morning.

All articles tentatively agreed to in negotiations remain tentatively agreed to for the remainder of the bargaining process.

If you have any questions related to this change, please e-mail

DON’T FORGET! YVR Base Meeting this Thursday at 19:00 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport in Richmond.

In Solidarity,

Your CUPE 4070 Executive Team