Striking workers at newspaper vote in favour of new deal
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.