Thursday, July 3, 2014

Globe and Mail and union resuming contract talks

The Star's Theresa Boyle reports:
"The Globe and Mail and its union have agreed to head back to the bargaining table for one day of mediated talks next week.
" The agreement was announced Wednesday night, after unionized workers overwhelmingly rejected management’s latest proposal for a contract settlement.
" Staff from editorial, advertising sales and circulation voted 92.3 per cent against the offer. It was rejected in a vote of 274 to 23.
"Unifor Local 87M requested that the two sides resume negotiations. ' “The company has agreed to one day of mediation with Unifor, on July 8th, 2014,'
"Sean Humphrey, vice president of marketing for the Globe, said in a written statement.
"Unifor issued its own statement, saying: 'Although the union is in a legal strike position, further discussions between the union and the company are scheduled for July 8. In the meantime, unionized journalists, ad reps and administrative staff will continue to work.'
" Fears have been mounting that labour strife at the paper could lead to a strike or lockout. A fence was erected around the newspaper’s offices on Front St earlier in the day, leading many to believe that management was bracing for the worst.
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