Back home the American owner of the Donkin mine is facing a mine closure, a potentially very costly dispute with shareholders, lawsuits, and a general move away from coal. No wonder its shares tumbled by 80 percent in 2015.
Mark Lever has written too many Ivany endorsements, and it shows.
The safety record of US coal mines operated by the new owner of the Donkin mine is worrisome. That’s why unionization is crucial. “When there is no union there and a worker speaks up, I would hope that the company would listen, but they answer to their shareholders. They have to make money, and sometimes they sidestep these issues.”
Sydney has always been a union town, says Chronicle Herald reporter Tom Ayers, who together with his colleagues receives huge amounts of support from local residents while on the picket line.
Still, never mind the love, the coffees and the cookies, Ayers and his colleagues would much rather be doing their job, writing stories, taking pictures, and talking to people in the community about things that matter.
Lately we hear a lot about the godawful misogyny at the fire department in Spaniard’s Bay, N.L. In essence what happened to her wasn’t that different, says former Halifax firefighter Liane Tessier. More than 10 years later she is still fighting for justice.
Readers, newsroom workers, politicians and union activists rallied at the Chronicle Herald HQ. They want Herald management to stop its union busting ways.
Eight blood collection workers in Charlottetown, PEI, have been on the picket line for close to five months now. The women are fighting for fairness for Canadian Blood Services workers across Canada.
KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – The Halifax Typographical Union wasted little time responding to an advertisement in today’s Chronicle Herald offering management’s…
After just two days the owners of Nova Scotia’s only provincial newspaper last Friday abruptly walked away from conciliation talks with the Halifax Typographical Union.
Why you should care about Chronicle Herald layoffs, even if you don’t really like the paper all that much.