Globe and Mail Newspaper Reaches New Collective Agreement With Workers

The Globe and Mail newspaper and a union representing 250 employees have reached a tentative deal on a new collective agreement.

Unifor Local 87-M says workers in editorial, advertising and operations will vote on whether to ratify the pact with the national newspaper.

The union had received a strike mandate from employee’s days before the new collective agreement was reached. The key areas of dispute had been wages, job security, pension and working conditions, according to Unifor.

The union had also asked freelancers and contract workers to consider a temporary boycott on any work or assignments from management until a new collective agreement was achieved.

Unifor said it was prepared to operate its own news website, called “Globe Nation,” until a new deal with management was reached.

The gains include a 2% increase to all wage scales and all salaries up to $150,000, retroactive to July 1, 2021. Beginning July 1, 2022, members will also receive a one per cent increase on all wage scales and another one per cent increase on all wage scales effective July 1, 2023.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers. Founded in 1844, The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, Canada's wealthiest family.