Wal-Mart Union Case Goes to Canada’s Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two cases stemming from Wal-Mart’s controversial closing of a unionized store in Quebec, the court here said.

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear two cases stemming from Wal-Mart’s controversial closing of a unionized store in Quebec, the court here said. The store, located in Jonquière, closed in 2005 after workers had agreed to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers and were negotiating their first contract. Wal-Mart said the store was not profitable. The court agreed to hear the case after a Quebec court sided with Wal-Mart, reports said.

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