Monday, March 31, 2014

Walmart workers in China fight against dismissals

Earlier this month, Walmart declared that it was going to close five of its stores in China. The company’s offer of compensation and a two week notice period was rejected by its workforce. Defying many people’sexpectations, the local ACFTU representative led the protests against Walmart. Under pressure from Walmart, local authorities sent the police to break the protests, and while some workers were injured,protests are continuing with workers rejecting the company’s offer. See video here. Walmart is one of the biggest companies in the world and is notorious for its anti-union stance. In the USA, workers are finallybeginning to organise.

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