Events This Week in Support of Chronicle Herald Typographical Union Workers

The journalists, photographers and editors at the Chronicle Herald newspaper (represented by CWA Canada's Halifax Typographical Union) have been on strike for more than five weeks at this time. These workers are facing a concerted union-busting attempt by the Chronicle Herald management. The employer has demanded serious wage and benefit rollbacks, the erosion of pay equity language in the Collective Agreement which has for many years ensured gender-based wage parity, and has announced their intent to do severe cutbacks in the newsroom. The employer is attempting to weaken the jurisdiction of the union by attempting to remove a number of positions from the bargaining union or eliminate those positions and replace them with freelancers who are working on piecework contracts with no benefits or seniority. Read the information leaflet on the issues at stake for these workers. Please consider supporting these striking brothers and sisters by attending one of the following rallies in their support:

Tuesday March 1
3pm to 5:30pm
Information picket in front of Marriot Hotel, Halifax, 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax

Wednesday March 2
8am to 9:30am
Rally of support by NSFL: in front of Chronicle Herald Building on 2717 Joe Howe Dr., Halifax

Wednesday March 2
3pm to 5pm
Rally of support by Unifor: 500 George St., Sydney.

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