Chronicle-Herald Talks Break Off
Talks have broken off between the union for 55 striking newsroom staff and the Chronicle Herald.
The workers, including two in Sydney, have been on strike since January 23rd of last year.
The Halifax Typographical Union says the two sides reached an impasse over seniority, jurisdiction and a handful of other issues.
The union says the Herald does not want to consider seniority when deciding who to lay off.
Union president Ingrid Bulmer says union members have already agreed to a longer work week, a five per cent wage cut and fewer vacation days, as well as a freeze to their pension plan, lower salaries for new hires and other concessions.
The newspaper’s management says it needs to make big changes in order to meet business challenges.