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Stop writing for the Halifax Herald

Typographical union requests writers not accept work until contract is in hand

by Miles Howe

As much as you might want to contribute an op-ed to the Herald and see your name in print, the Typographical Union is asking you to hold off until they have a new contract. [Photo: www.huffingtonpost.ca]
As much as you might want to contribute an op-ed to the Herald and see your name in print, the Typographical Union is asking you to hold off until they have a new contract. [Photo: www.huffingtonpost.ca]

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) -- There's another strike situation looming at the Halifax daily of record, the Chronicle Herald. Talks between the Halifax Typographical Union - representing 61 news employees - and management at the newspaper broke down in late December, 2105. With a conciliator expected to file a report within a few days, the typographical union faces a lock-out situation within about two weeks.

Today, Friday January 8th, the union issued a press release requesting that freelance writers, contributors and op-ed writers not contribute to the Chronicle Herald until the union is back at work with a contract in hand. According to Ingrid Bulmer, president of the Halifax Typographical Union, Chronicle Herald management has been actively soliciting King's University journalism students, as well as freelance union members, in preparation for a strike situation.

In the following interview, we speak with Ingrid Bulmer, president of the Halifax Typographical Union.

Because we run this website on a shoe-string budget, the embedded interview will only play on laptops or home computers. If you're using a tablet or a phone, you won't see the audio link. Don't worry though, it's there.

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