Globe members ratify contract

Unifor members at the Globe and Mail have ratified a new two-year collective agreement. 

Local 87-M represents 320 reporters, editors, plus staff in circulation, operations and advertising sales across Canada.

The agreement was reached after members voted in favour of strike action two weeks earlier. 

The main issues were pension security and a perceived gender pay gap. 

The new contract contains a commitment from the employer to make its “best effort” to address a wage gap between men and women.

It also includes a commitment to investigate a more secure, multi-employer, defined benefit pension plan leading up to the next round of bargaining starting in about 15 months.