Global Day Of Action Against Walmart – UNI WALMART GLOBAL UNION ALLIANCE
In Early October 2012 the UNI Global Union Alliance was launched in the US, attended by unionists from across the world. As part of the workplan and program of action of the Alliance workers resolved to embark on a global Day of Action targeting Walmart globally and focussing on the following demands:
- Elimination of precarious forms of employment within Walmart;
- Compliance with ILO Core Labour standards, including Freedom of Association, by Walmart in all countries where the Company operates;
- Compliance with Labour laws, by Walmart, in all countries where the Company operates.
In South Africa, as part of this Global Day Of Action, SACCAWU members within all Massmart Divisions will join Walmart employees in many other parts of the world and stage lunch-time pickets and demonstrations across the country on Friday 14th December 2012.
Further, depending on how Walmart responds to these demands and protest action, further protests will be organised.