Tentative Agreement Reached in Labour Dispute

first_imgThe Halifax Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union have reached a tentative agreement after two days of mediation. “I thank both parties and the mediator, William Kaplan, for their hard work over the long weekend to reach a tentative agreement,” said Derek Mombourquette, acting Minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “I hope this begins the process of rebuilding the relationship between the two parties.” Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until the agreement is ratified by union members. The labour dispute between the Halifax Herald and the Halifax Typographical Union has been ongoing for 18 months.last_img

Indian Lok Sabha likely to discuss Lankan Tamils issue

Expressing solidarity with agitating members, DMK representative in the Government, Minister of State for Finance S S Palanimackam also wore a black shirt though he did not participate in the protest. The issue was raised vociferously by AIADMK members, who trooped into the Well of Lok Sabha twice raising slogans.Outside Parliament, DMK MPs staged a protest carrying placards which read ‘Save Tamils in Sri Lanka’. Speaker Meira Kumar may allow a short duration discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue on Thursday under Rule 193, which doesn’t entail voting, sources said. With Tamil parties adopting a tough stand on Sri Lankan Tamils issue, the Lok Sabha in India is likely to have a discussion on the matter on Thursday under a rule which does not entail voting, the Press Trust of India reported.In an attempt to mount pressure on the Government, MPs of the DMK, a major partner of the ruling UPA, today attended House proceedings wearing black shirts after staging a protest inside the Parliament House complex. read more