Employees At The Globe and Mail Newspaper Prepare To Strike On Wednesday

Workers at Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, could be on strike at midnight on Wednesday.

The union representing editorial, circulation and advertising sales workers at The Globe and Mail are preparing to walk off the job on Wednesday. Representatives for Unifor say the 320 union members are seeking pension protection and an end to what it says is a pay gap between male and female employees.

They have been negotiating with The Globe and Mail’s management for six months, but Unifor says talks have not moved forward for the past two months. Members gave their bargaining committee a 94% strike mandate two weeks ago.

The union says it wants the employer to move all unionized employees into a multi-employer defined benefit pension plan. It says about 57% of Globe employees are currently in a single-employer defined benefit pension plan, while 36% are in a defined contribution plan.

The Globe and Mail has not publicly commented on the possibility of a strike at the newspaper. However, The Globe and Mail continues to be the most-read newspaper in Canada with a weekly combined digital and print readership of 6.5 million people.