Friday, August 11, 2017

Chronicle Herald workers ratify deal that will see layoffs and wage cuts

Newsroom employees at the Halifax Chronicle Herald voted 94 per cent in favour of a new eight-year deal, which union president Ingrid Bulmer described as a “relief” for members who have spent 18 months on the picket line.
Of the roughly 60 reporters, photographers, editors and support staff that walked off the job in January 2016, 25 will return to work next week, 26 are laid off, one is moving to Herald’s newly-acquired Cape Breton Post newspaper and the rest quit during the protracted strike.
Chronicle Herald president and CEO Mark Lever said the company was pleased the union accepted the offer.
The deal, which will increase the employees' work week from 35 hours to 37.5 hours, was reached Saturday following two days of mediation. (Globe and CBC)


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