Industrial inquiry commissioned to mediate Chronicle Herald labour dispute

By Amy Morris
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(Halifax, NS) – The provincial government has appointed an industrial inquiry commission to help end the labour dispute at the Chronicle Herald and its HTU members, who have been on strike for 18 months now.

NSFL President, Danny Cavanagh says he is pleased and thinks this decision will go a long way to resolve the dispute.  “This move by the province, in our opinion, signals that we may be looking at improved labour relations on a go forward basis and that is good news.”

“We are extremely pleased that this industrial inquiry commission will start in August to help resolve the prolonged labour dispute between the Halifax Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union.” says Cavanagh.  “We would like to thank the Minister and the government for this decision, as after 18 months with no resolution in sight, it’s clear something had to give and help put an end to the dispute. We believe the experienced mediator and arbitrator, William Kaplan, is a good choice and is a well-reasoned person with a lot of experience.”

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For more information or to arrange interviews contact: NSFL President Danny Cavanagh @ (902) 957-0822


The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour is the provincial voice of the Labour Movement, representing 70,000 members in over 400 union locals.


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