Strike at Chronicle Herald continues

Could paper's 'hard bargaining' lead to unfair labour complaint?
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 02/01/2016

A strike and ongoing labour dispute at the Chronicle Herald in Halifax continues after talks broke down again last week.

About 61 newsroom employees at the daily paper walked off the job on Jan. 23 after negotiations came to a halt earlier that week.

Management is seeking to lay off up to 18 employees, according to the Halifax Typographical Union (HTU), which operates under the Communications Workers of America-Canada union (CWA Canada), along with reducing wages and changing schedules and future pension benefits in order to adapt to the financial demands of running a newspaper in a bleeding industry.