Halifax, N.S. – On Friday, May 6, Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff will speak at a noon rally for the 57 Striking Herald workers, who have been on the picket line for over 100 days.
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavanagh says the province-wide support for the members of the Halifax Typographical Union has been solid since day one.
“A true example of the solidarity happened last week when members of CUPE Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union (NSNU) raised over $12,000 and $13,000 respectively for the strikers at their annual meetings.
“These very generous donations from convention delegates are just part of the overwhelming support these 57 strikers have from the labour movement. Every day workers stop by the picket line to walk with workers, donate gift cards, buy coffee or make their own donations,” says Cavanagh.
NSNU President Janet Hazelton says her members were happy to pass the hat at their convention raising over $13,000 in support of striking HTU newsroom workers.
“This small group is standing up so that women in the workplace are paid the same as a man. To see struggling workers standing up for what they believe in is a powerful thing,” says Hazelton.
Newly elected CUPE Nova Scotia President Nan McFadgen says that the CUPE activists that attended convention heard from the Halifax Typographical Union strikers and also passed the hat. McFadgen says CUPE and its members stand solidly behind any workers on strike in our province.
“When workers defend their rights against an employer who has cut wages, undercut seniority and creates an environment that does not support a union, we will stand with them in solidarity. When unions are strong we make everyone strong,” says McFadgen.
“The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and its 70,000 members have a message for the owner and management of the Chronicle Herald – if they think they can freeze or starve the unionized workers out or bust the union, they are sadly mistaken,” says Cavanagh.
RALLY DETAILS BELOW…
Journalists, photographers and editors at the Chronicle Herald newspaper (represented by CWA Canada’s Halifax Typographical Union) have been on strike for more than 100 days at this time. Rally THIS FRIDAY May 6th for these striking workers!
Support Striking Members of the Halifax Typographical Union!
RALLY FOR THE STRIKING NEWSROOM WORKERS AT THE CHRONICLE HERALD
- Friday May 6th at NOON on the Herald’s main picket line
The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour & the Canadian Labour Congress are co-organizing a
Rally of Support of the Striking Herald Workers
12:00pm Noon – 1:00pm, Friday May 6th
2717 Joseph Howe Avenue, Halifax
Speakers to include:
Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff
Nova Scotia Federation of Labour President Danny Cavana
Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council Acting President Suzanne MacNeil