Over 200 people rallied in support of the striking Chronicle Herald newsroom workers. 105 days on the picket line is 105 days too long.
As a rule, the Nova Scotia Advocate is a place for my writing alone. But rules need to be broken once in a while, so here is an op-ed by the HTU leadership about the importance of journalism and the foolishness of Mark Lever, lightweight Herald CEO.
It’s been seven weeks since Chronicle Herald newsroom workers launched their defensive strike. It doesn’t look like it will end soon.
It’s a familiar story. Chronicle Herald workers walk the picket line while scabs are doing their jobs. Something is out of balance here, and anti-scab legislation would help to fix that.
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is joining the consumer boycott of Herald advertisers. That’s a lot of consumers…
After six weeks on the picket line Chronicle Herald newsroom workers are intensifying their efforts to get management back to the bargaining table.
The Chronicle Herald is hiring scabs and not telling the full story. The job postings are interesting though.
Mark Lever has written too many Ivany endorsements, and it shows.
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.
Readers, newsroom workers, politicians and union activists rallied at the Chronicle Herald HQ. They want Herald management to stop its union busting ways.