Ming Pao employees secure a two-year union contract after 11-week strike
TORONTO - Chinese-language daily newspaper Ming Pao has reached a two-year agreement that gives its 135 workers their first union contract.
The Toronto-based paper was the centre of an 11-week strike last fall, said the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.
The strike came to an end in December when the Ontario Labour Relations Board ruled that the paper's Hong Kong owner Ming Pao Group was being "uncompromising," and ordered that a labour contract be written through arbitration.
The agreement reduces the employee work week to 40 hours, from 44, and adds more vacation and paid holidays, including the Chinese New Year.