Boost for Wal-Mart workers

Submitted by Anon on 4 March, 2005 - 2:32

Workers trying to organise a union in retail giant Wal-Mart in Canada have received a boost from the Quebec labour relations board, who recently ordered Wal-Mart to stop intimidating and harassing workers. The board found that Wal-Mart officials had intimidated three female employees, seeking to prevent them from exercising their rights under the labour code to form a union.

The United Food and Commercial Workers union is trying to organise workers at more than a dozen of Wal-Mart’s 235 stores in Canada.

Wal-Mart has now threatened to close the Jonquière, Quebec store that was the first Wal-Mart outlet in North America where employees won union certification.

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