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Chronicle Herald halts Cape Breton Star publication amid ongoing union dispute

Chronicle Herald halts Cape Breton Star publication amid ongoing union dispute - image
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The Chronicle Herald announced Thursday it is stopping publication of the Cape Breton Star immediately.

The weekly community newspaper was launched in 2014. According to a written statement by the Chronicle Herald, the paper used to receive community support but “recently these circumstances have changed and the traction gained has come up against a prevailing headwind of union sympathy in industrial Cape Breton.”

READ MORE: Union says Chronicle Herald won’t return to the bargaining table

Unionized employees with the Chronicle Herald have been on strike since January 23, with the two sides unable to reach a contract agreement. The union has said the company was looking to make 1,200 changes to their contract, which would effectively bust their union.

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