Talks to resume at strike-bound Halifax paper after labour complaint withdrawn

The union for 55 striking workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald has withdrawn unfair labour complaints related to the year-long work stoppage.

In a news release, the union says a hearing was scheduled to begin next Monday before the Nova Scotia Labour Board, but was deemed unnecessary after management at the provincial newspaper backed away from "bad faith bargaining positions."

It says the Herald also withdrew a complaint about alleged disclosure of confidential information.

A release from the Herald says the sides have agreed to resume talks over changes the company says are required to meet business challenges.

The paper says the withdrawal of the union's complaint shows management has been "more than reasonable" through the negotiations.

Both sides say they see progress and are set to resume negotiations next Tuesday.