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Canada Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Wal-Mart Canada

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Canada Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Wal-Mart Canada

Postby NC » Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:07 am

TORONTO -(Dow Jones)- Canada's top court has ruled in favor of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (WMT) Canadian unit regarding the closure of a unionized store in Quebec four years ago.

The Supreme Court of Canada, which heard the case back in January, voted 6-3 for Wal-Mart Canada.

The store, located in the town of Jonquiere, made headlines in 2004 when it was unionized without a vote. But after nine contract-bargaining sessions, Wal- Mart decided to shut the store the following year, saying the store wasn't making money and the union's demands, which required hiring an additional 30 positions, would have kept it from ever being profitable.
Canada Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Wal-Mart Canada

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Postby NC » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:20 pm

A phrase came to me:

<weather reporter voice> "There's a huge cloud of smug hanging over Bentonville Arkansas... no explanation but it seems to have blown in from Quebec, in Canada"


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Postby green1 » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:21 pm

I love how unions try to convince people that being unionized will save their jobs no matter what...

here's a hint, if the cost and quality of your work aren't better for the company than the cost and quality of someone else doing your work, it doesn't matter what union you have, you WILL be unemployed. Your work will either go elsewhere, or your company will go out of business. Neither case bodes well for you.

The ONLY job security out there is to do a better job, at a lower price than anyone else. period.



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Postby NC » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:27 am

green1 - you are correct.

If anyone is in doubt simply consider the statement - "We should all be paid the same regardless of the quality of our work", to which the statement "You should be paid a high wage for doing a mediocre job" is not a far reach.

We, and our jobs exist in a competitive world - truth. The socialist view is not sustainable in this market. If you want a union for the benefit of "buying power" fly at `er, but it had best not make you uncompetitive.


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