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Even though the Herald's newsroom staff has been on strike for more than 15 months, the company is expanding its holdings.

The CBC's Rachel Ward reports on our unfair labour practice complaint and the employer's 32-

By Robert DeVet, rankandfile.ca East Coast correspondent

Our president, Ingrid Bulmer, was on Information Morning on Sept. 2 to talk about our seven-month strike and how The Chronicle Herald has imported a security company from British Columbia to monitor our peaceful, mostly middle-aged members. The company, we've discovered, has spent some $400,000 on useless security - even as it tells us it needs huge monetary concessions that aren't being demanded by any other newspaper publisher in Canada.

Moira Donovan of the CBC filed this story to CBC's online service:

Union-busting 101: CBC's Rachel Ward talked to labour experts when the strike began.
Read her article here.

Award-winning reporter Mary Ellen MacIntyre is the youngest of 12 children and a proud Cape Bretoner who grew up in Glace Bay hearing about the 12-hour days, the child labour and the company stores “that owned you because there was nowhere else to go.”

To read her story, click here.

"It's for people everywhere who have been laid off, been shoved into early retirement, dealt with wage cuts, had their pensions slashed, been undervalued, been demeaned by bosses, been told they are no good because they're too old, been forced onto the street and been thrown into untenable situations that undermine the quality of what they do," says Randy Jones, a longtime copy editor and former Ottawa bureau chief at The Chronicle Herald.

Two reporters and two editors from the Chronicle Herald newsroom share their thoughts and experiences to mark the half-year milestone of being on strike.

Read their stories here.

Being on strike is hard but HTU president Ingrid Bulmer has been through far worse.
Click here to read her story.

Change frightens many people. Pam Sword would not be one of them. The award-winning reporter, digital news editor and driving force behind the journalist-run Local Xpress site has regularly reinvented herself during her career.

Read the full article.

Some of our members have encountered health problems since the strike began.

To read CBC reporter Rachel Ward's article about photojournalist Eric Wynne, who suffered a stroke on the picket line in April, click here.