Photo: Council of Canadians organizers Angela Giles and Tori Ball joined the picket line on Jan. 25. Twitter photo @rrose84
The Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with the Halifax Typographical Union.
On Feb. 1, the Canadian Press reported, "The 61 editorial staff have been off the job since Jan. 23. The union is striking against a list of contract concessions which Herald management says are needed to cope with economic challenges affecting the North American newspaper industry. Among a host of proposed changes, the newspaper wants to reduce wages, lengthen working hours, and alter future pension benefits. The union has said it would remain a union 'in name only' if it agrees to more than 1,232 changes to the existing contract."