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Strike at The Chronicle Herald – Message from Lana Payne


January 28, 2016 Did you know?

Herald Workers continue to be on strike – the Local has made a contribution to their cause, here is the very nice note we received: Click here to view the card

January 27, 2016

Unifor Atlantic Staff and Locals:

Our sisters and brothers who work at The Chronicle Herald (media workers including journalists – and members of the Halifax Typographical Union [HTU]) are currently on strike.
Unifor represents hundreds of freelance journalists through our Community Chapter – the Canadian Freelance Union – and they are telling members not to cross the picket line or perform work during a labour dispute.

The workers took a strike vote following the employer’s notice to the conciliator. They voted 98% in favour of strike action.
Unifor has written a letter fully supporting The Herald media workers. I am attaching the link to the letter below for your information. In addition, there is a link to a recent article on the dispute.

http://www.unifor.org/sites/default/files/hearld_support_doc.pdf

http://rabble.ca/news/2016/01/chronicle-herald-ceo-threatens-work-stoppage-union-holds-strike-vote-tensions-escalate

We are calling on our locals and activists to support the Herald workers in a number of ways:
1. Cancel any subscriptions to the newspaper until this dispute is settled.
2. Do not do media interviews with anyone working on behalf of the newspaper in the event of a dispute.
3. Do not submit letters to the editor during the dispute.
4. Support the workers on their picket line in the usual fashion.
5. Stay tuned for any updates.
6. Do not share any articles or links on Twitter or Facebook from the Chronicle Herald

Please note, Unifor represents more than 31,000 media workers across the country. This dispute is very much about the future of journalism and what it will look like. But it is also about decent jobs for the people who work in the profession.

I know the Herald workers can count on Unifor locals for support.

Thank you for your continued solidarity.

In solidarity,
LANA PAYNE
Unifor Atlantic Regional

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