Wal-Mart vs profsąjungos

The Economist rašo apie tai, koks yra mažmenininkės Wal-Mart požiūris į profesines sąjungas: jeigu tik tokia susikuria, parduotuvė uždaroma. O dar sako, kad VP Market yra evil :)

Time has not tempered Wal-Mart”s hatred of organised labour. On February 9th, the firm said that it would close the first of its stores anywhere in North America to unionise. Officially, the store, at Jonquiere, a town some 400km (250 miles) north-east of Montreal, is shutting for economic reasons. It was “struggling” and had never turned a profit, the company said.

But few Canadians believe this. Wal-Mart refused to release any financial numbers for the store; in its decade in Canada, it has never previously shut down an outlet. The popular interpretation is that Wal-Mart was sending a message – especially to heavily-unionised Quebec – that it will not allow unions across its threshold.

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