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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