In the face of a lockout, the Chronicle Herald has been looking for recent journalism school graduates to fill the positions of their workers. The union has threatened to expose those freelancers.
Labour negotiations between the Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union broke down after two days. Ingrid Bulmer, the union’s chapter president, said the paper was not interested in negotiating with HTU, leading to a potential lockout. Currently the two sides are in the two-week cooling off period. If they don’t consolidate, the lockout will begin on January 23 at 12:01 a.m. According to HTU’s release, management wants to cut salaries and hours, reduce benefits, change the way layoffs work, and remove the gender parity clause from the contract.
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