Globe and Mail union says newspaper management will send final offer to staff

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TORONTO - A union representing workers of the Globe and Mail says the newspaper's management will email staff on Friday with a "final offer" to replace a contract that expires next week.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union sent a letter to its members on Thursday saying that Globe representatives informed them that all concessions and changes will be implemented by July 1.
Representatives for the Globe, one of Canada's oldest and most influential newspapers, were not immediately available to confirm the details.
"A membership meeting will be scheduled within the next few days to deal with the company ultimatum," said Brad Honywill, president of Local 87-M of the CEP, said in a phone interview.
The editorial, advertising and circulation workers voted 97 per cent Saturday in favour of strike action in a meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and in Globe bureaus.
While negotiations resumed Monday, a strike/lockout date has been set for midnight June 30 for the almost 500 employees.
Management had proposed a six-year-deal, which includes a total compounded salary increase of 7.2 per cent over six years.
It has also proposed one unpaid week off each year for all employees, a workday increase to 7.5 hours from seven, with no extra pay for the half hour, overtime paid at straight time for the first half hour and changes to pensions.

Organizations: Globe and Mail, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Geographic location: TORONTO, Canada

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