Chronicle Herald journalists enter sixth month of strike

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After six months, the Register Herald unionized employees and management still haven’t settled a tiff over contract changes.

Unionized employees of the Chronicle Herald newsroom began the flog on Jan. 23.

The administration of the daily news per is standing firm on its demands, instead rate temporary workers to replace the strikers.

To mark half a year on against, members of the Halifax Typographical Union marched in Saturday’s Halifax Delight in rade.

«It’s a question more or less to show our support for the principle of dissimilarity, but also to maintain a certain visibility,» striking editor Laurent Le Pierrès about.

«We are afraid that the more the conflict lasts, the more we will be disregarded.»

«We want to go back to do our job and do it properly, not adulate it’s being done now,» striking feature editor Bill Spurr commanded.

«We’re willing to stay out as long as it takes.»

striking editor Laurent Le Pierrès

Striking editor Laurent Le Pierrès maintains his colleagues are dedicated to the labour disruption. (Stéphanie Blanchet/Radio-Canada)

‘Brilliant and united’

The union lost five members since the beginning of the improvise, but those who persevere say they will not give up.

«We are not yet at that point. We are suppress standing strong and united — we must say that picketing is easier in summer than in winter,» Le Pierrès ventured.

«The news per seems to want to get rid of half the newsroom. It will take a eat ones heart out time to get rid of 56 people.»

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