Chronicle Herald agreement ratified, ending 18-month strike

Striking workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald ratified an agreement with their employer today, ending a strike that has stretched on for over 18 months. The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents the striking workers, announced that members voted 94 percent in favour of accepting the agreement. It was reached after two days of mediation led by a government-appointed […]

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Newsroom staff and freelancers mark one-year anniversary of the start of the Chronicle Herald strike

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the strike at Halifax’s Chronicle Herald newspaper. The 55 members of the Halifax Typographical Union have been on strike since January 23rd, 2016 over the company’s plan to cut wages and newsroom positions and increase working hours. Shortly after the strike began, the striking journalists launched an online news […]

Posted on January 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: , , , ,

The Canada Post strike: more than an “inconvenience” for freelancers

After seven months of talks, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post have yet to reach an agreement, and union members could strike as early as tomorrow night. CUPW has amended its demands as recently as this week, asking for more modest wage increases than it had previously. While we support the postal […]

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