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Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle

Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found. By DAVID BARSTOW Published: April 21, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?_r=2

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In Defense of International Solidarity – a reply on UFCW/SACCAWU Solidarity Against Walmartisation

A reply to report in the Business Day of 11 March 2012:  It is incorrect to suggest that the UFCW ‘used SACCAWU to further its mandate abroad” or as Mr. Leroni Massmart spokesman claim that the UFCW was “taking advantage of the favourable industrial relations environment in SA to advance their agenda in partnership with local unions”.  Walmart is a …

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SACCAWU Support Strike Against e-Tolls and Labour Broking

SACCAWU Support Strike of 7th March 2012  SACCAWU calls on its members and all workers to join the COSATU March 7 stay away. SACCAWU fully and unconditionally supports the call by COSATU for a national strike in support of our demand for the total banning of labour brokers and the scrapping of the e-tolling system.  Total Banning of Labour Brokers …

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Walmart/Massmart Lies and the Proliferation of the use of Labour Brokers

Walmart/Massmart lies and the proliferation of the use of labour brokers  1 March 2012  The entry of Walmart into the South African and African market, through the acquisition of the Massmart, and our ongoing opposition to it has been a long process so far. On the 9th of March 2012 the Competitions Appeal Court will hand down judgment. Irrespective of …

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On the Resignation of Nick Badminton, Pick ‘n Pay CEO – a view from labour

The Resignation of Pick ‘n Pay CEO – a view from labour Mike Abrahams 15 February 2012  Since the announcement of the resignation of Pick ‘n Pay Chief Executive Officer, Nick Badminton, statements from Pick ‘n Pay and other commentators seem to uncritically celebrate the role Nick has played in re-engineering, re-branding and re-positioning of the group in a changing …

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CLICKS National Strike

Press Release SACCAWU – 1 December 2011 Clicks National Strike Kick-Off  An overwhelming majority of Clicks staff started their strike today. SACCAWU membership levels at Clicks constitutes a vast majority of employees within the bargaining unit and Union members have come out on strike from today 1st December in support of their wage demand for R397 increase across the board. …

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India’s Cabinet To Approve 51% Investment In Multi-brand Retail

UNI Global Union Press Release 1 December 2011  UNI Global Union is supporting nationwide action to protest at the decision by India’s Cabinet to approve 51% percent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retailing without putting in place proper safeguards and monitoring processes.  Over 50 million small traders across India have put down their shutters as part of strike action aimed …

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CLICKS Workers Set To Strike

SACCAWU Press Release 23 November 2011 CLICKS Workers Set To Go On Strike From 1st December 2011 SACCAWU members at Clicks will embark on a protected strike from, the 1st of December 2011, in pursuance of the struggle for a living wage and in support of their demand for decent wage increase. The workers demand R397-00 across the board, whilst …

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SACCAWU Challenges Competition Tribunal approval of the Walmart Acquisition of Massmart

2 June 2011 SACCAWU CONTEMPLATES / CONSIDERS APPAEALING AGAINST THE COMPETITION TRIBUNAL DECISION ON THE WALMART 51% ACQUISITION OF MASSMART  SACCAWU notes the decision of the Competition Tribunal to approve Walmart’s acquisition of 51% of Massmart with utter dismay and cannot help but wonder whether the Commissioners of Tribunal were attending the same process attended by the intervening and objecting …

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