The Chronicle Herald and Local 30130 of the Halifax Typographical Union Sign Collective Agreement

    HALIFAX, March 21 /CNW/ - Management and Local 30130 of the Halifax
Typographical Union, a branch of the Newspaper Guild of Canada, have signed a
four-year collective agreement, retroactive to July 1, 2006.
    "The new contract means employees are continuing to work today doing what
they do so well," says Theresa Williams, Human Resource Manager for The
Chronicle Herald. "We worked until after midnight last night to resolve the
outstanding issues and to avoid a work stoppage."
    The new contract includes wage increases of 2.75 % in year one, 2.0 % in
year two, and 2.75 % in year three and four, respectively as well as lump sum
payments. It also provides for other enhancements and some early retirement
provisions. Pressman will earn at least $56,907.00 at the beginning of the
contract and at least $63,435.00 at the end of the contract.
    The agreement sets the stage for The Chronicle Herald to continue to grow
its pressroom capacity which is an important part of the company's future,
says Williams. "We are very pleased that the contract is signed and we can
move forward together serving our over 300,000 loyal readers."

For further information:

For further information: Theresa Williams, Human Resources Manager, The
Chronicle Herald, (902) 426-2811 ext. 1103,

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