Strik­ing work­ers at newspaper vote in favour of new deal

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

HAL­I­FAX A pro­tracted, 18-month labour dis­pute at Canada’s largest in­de­pen­dently owned daily newspaper is over. The union rep­re­sent­ing Hal­i­fax Chron­i­cle Her­ald news­room em­ploy­ees says in a tweet that the strik­ing work­ers voted 94 per cent in favour of a new con­tract at a meet­ing Thurs­day. The vote came af­ter a deal was reached Satur­day af­ter two days of me­di­a­tion. Mark Lever, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Chron­i­cle Her­ald, says in a state­ment he wel­comes an award-win­ning team of al­most 30 jour­nal­ists back to the news­room. About 60 union­ized work­ers walked off the job in Jan­uary 2016.

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