Rally, Mobile Billboard at BC Airport Demands WestJet CEO Resign for Failure to Investigate Sexual Assault, Rape

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March 15, 2016

Rally and Mobile Billboard at BC Airport Demands WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky Resign Over Failure to Investigate Sexual Assault, Rape

SumOfUs Petition Demands CEO Resign As Former WestJet Flight Attendant Files Lawsuit in B.C. Supreme Court

BRITISH COLUMBIA — On Tuesday, March 15th, team of canvassers will canvass the Vancouver airport highlighting for passengers how WestJet failed to provide a workplace where claims of sexual assault and rape were adequately investigated and employees were protected. As concerned consumers canvass airline passengers, a mobile billboard will circle the airport demanding that WestJet take employee safety seriously.

WHEN: Tuesday March 15, 2016. 11am-12:30pm

WHERE: Vancouver Airport, 3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC V7B 0A4

VIEW THE MOBILE BILLBOARD HERE

“More and more evidence has shown that over the last 8 years, WestJet has failed to adequately prevent or address sexual harassment and assault within the company - having continuously swept under the rug allegations of sexual assault and rape by its employees against its employees. This must end,” explained Emma Pullman, lead campaign strategist at SumOfUs.org. “WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky has proven himself unfit to address these concerns and it is time that he step down and the airline institute a comprehensive overhaul of its sexual harassment and assault policies under the leadership of a new CEO.”

SumOfUs.org, an international consumer watchdog with more than 650,000 members in Canada, launched a new petition campaign 10 days ago demanding that WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky resign his post over his continued failure to address sexual assault claims within the airline. The petition argues that Saretsky is unfit to lead WestJet due to his repeated failure to provide a workplace where claims of sexual assault and rape are adequately investigated and employees are protected. The petition calls on the company to replace Saretsky and immediately update and enforce its policies regarding sexual harassment and assault, in order to adequately protect survivors and ensure criminals are prosecuted.

VIEW THE PETITION HEREhttp://action.sumofus.org/a/west-jet-whistleblower/