Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Layoff Notices Suspended for Newsroom Workers: Union President

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Layoff Notices Suspended for Newsroom Workers: Union President

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Layoff notices suspended for newsroom workers

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HALIFAX - The union representing striking newsroom employees at Canada's largest independent daily newspaper says the company has suspended 18 layoff notices that were sent out hours after the workers walked off the job.

Ingrid Bulmer, president of the Halifax Typographical Union, says a lawyer for the Halifax Chronicle Herald sent them a text message saying layoff notices that were delivered Saturday morning have been suspended.

Bulmer says the union, which represents 61 editorial staff, has requested written confirmation from the company.

Nancy Cook, the Herald's vice-president of administration, confirmed in an email Sunday that the layoff notices have been suspended.

The union and company met Sunday afternoon and the Herald issued a statement saying the two sides would continue discussions on Monday. …

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