Wal-Mart Shuts Down Quebec Union… Again

Having closed the Jonquiere Quebec location in 2005 coincidentally after workers there formed a union, Wal-Mart is closing a tire-and-lube garage in a Gatineau where in August a Quebec arbitrator imposed a collective agreement on the company.

It's a shame that the world's largest private employer doesn't treat their workers better.

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5 thoughts on “Wal-Mart Shuts Down Quebec Union… Again”

  1. Grrr…It's also a shame that they can afford to do this – shut down a place when they unionize. Sorry, but I can't buy the argument that they can't make money at a unionized place. Nice try, there Wal-Mart.I'm glad for the Quebec stores that have taken this on, but I'm also sorry to see that those folks have now lost jobs. That's a tragedy.

  2. Knowing of 1 unionized place, there was some difficulties of how the unions even assist the people who even lost their jobs. There are lack of assistance and communications of upper management from unions to assist the workers to even help the people who lost their jobs. That was an example for another person that I know. One another place was that one of biggest employer (not Wal-Mart)in Canada that did consider unions, but the people who worked say nays more then ya. Why? Its the fear of jobs.

  3. What's sad is that the governments of PQ and Canada are allowing the WAL to get away with this, they should be enforcing their laws and making the WAL keep these shops open, instead they will allow the WAL to open up a new show across town and shaft their staff all over again.The other sad part is there would be no need for a union if they just treated their employees right in the first place.

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