Wal-Mart mulls options after Canada union ruling

By Reuters
Posted Oct. 15, 2010 at 3:40 p.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, on Friday said it was reviewing its options after a Canadian court ruled that a union properly won certification in a store in Saskatchewan.

On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal upheld the union certification won by United Food and Commercial Workers Canada Local 1400 for a store in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. The ruling struck down a lower court ruling in Wal-Mart’s favor, according to the UFCW.

The certification had been issued by the Saskatchewan Labour Board in December 2008.

“We are reviewing the decision,” Wal-Mart spokesman Andrew Pelletier said.

Wal-Mart has fought with unions in Canada before. In November 2009, Canada’s Supreme Court backed the right of the company to close a store where workers sought to unionize, but said such closures might require the company to compensate workers.

Wal-Mart shares were down 11 cents at $53.14 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.

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