How did we get here? Chronicle Herald strike enters thirteenth month

Originally published February 10, 2017.

The 55 Halifax Chronicle Herald employees who walked off the job on January 23, 2016 are now in their second year of striking.

But in a release dated Feb. 9, the president of the union that represents them said only eight days of that time have been spent at the bargaining table — and six of them in the last few weeks.

And now the talks have broken off again.

“This company needs to stay at the table and negotiate,” said Ingrid Bulmer, president of the Halifax Typographical Union, in the release.

At issue: the union says that while it takes issue with several items in the proposed contract, the company said it wants striking workers to accept the deal as-is and doesn’t want to discuss individual issues.


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