As a crippling 18-month strike drags on, the Nova Scotia government has appointed an independent arbitrator to try to strike an agreement between the Chronicle Herald and its unionized workers. This industrial inquiry, the first in Nova Scotia in nearly a quarter century, gives the mediator, William Kaplan, sweeping powers, including the ability to subpoena […]
News 1. HTU renews request for provincial review The Halifax Typographical Union, which represents striking Chronicle Herald newsroom employees, has renewed its request to the province for an Industrial Inquiry Commission review of the strike, which is now on its 13th month. A union press release from yesterday: It’s time for the provincial government to step in […]
When the Halifax Chronicle Herald’s reporters and editors went on strike last January, I, like many readers, cancelled my subscription as a least-we-could-do gesture to support those journalists who produce the news that made the Herald an actual newspaper, and not just another advertising flyer. Although I’d grown up with and subscribed for more than...
Talks between the Halifax Typographical Union and The Halifax Herald have for the third time in nine months broken down, escalating frustration of all concerned. The 56 members of the union have reported they were told by Herald negotiator Ian Scott that if they don’t capitulate to the company’s terms they will be out on the […]
News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Irving The multi-billion dollar ship construction project has started, so what’s the economic impact? “Watch your mail for a glossy, 16-page magazine brought to you by Irving Shipbuilding later this month. Every homeowner in the Halifax Regional Municipality is supposed to get one, […]
Today’s Morning File is written by Halifax Examiner transportation columnist, Erica Butler, who will probably never win a race against a bus. News Views Noticed Government On campus In the harbour Footnotes News 1. Lisa Roberts elected in Halifax-Needham To no-one’s surprise, NDP candidate Lisa Roberts handily won a seat in the provincial legislature last night, representing […]