Striking journalists at Halifax newspaper set up online news site

HALIFAX - Striking editorial staff at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have launched an online news site as their work stoppage moves into its second week.

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Launched Saturday, the LocalXpress is giving journalists represented by the Halifax Typographical Union a platform to continue their work during the labour dispute.

Union vice-president Frank Campbell says the idea is to keep the names of journalists and what they do in the public eye.

Campbell says it's hoped there can be daily contributions by striking workers who are volunteering their time.

The 61 editorial staff have been off the job since Jan. 23.

The union is striking against a list of contract concessions which Herald management says are needed to cope with economic challenges that hit North America's newspaper industry.



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