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Supporters rally for Chronicle Herald newsroom workers on anniversary of strike

Monday marked the 365th day since members of the Halifax Typographical Union walked out amid a contract dispute with the independent Halifax daily newspaper.  Photos and video by RYAN TAPLIN, Local Xpress
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It was an unhappy anniversary for Chronicle Herald newsroom workers.

Monday marked the 365th day since members of the Halifax Typographical Union went on strike amid a contract dispute with the independent Halifax daily newspaper. 

Hundreds of union members and other supporters turned out for rallies across the province in support of the newsroom workers. 

 

Sixty-one newsroom staff walked off the job Jan. 23, 2016, over a contract that included wage rollbacks and other cuts. Departures have since reduced union membership to 55 people. 

The company announced last week that an unfair labour practice complaint against it was adjourned and would be heard by the Nova Scotia Labour Board on Feb. 8.

The union said they are seeking to renew negotiations after lawyers from both sides met for informal discussions.

Ian Scott, the Herald's chief operating officer, said the company and the union last met for conciliation on Nov. 4.

 

With The Canadian Press



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