Monday, August 29, 2005

Trade Unions Going Global

“GLOBAL companies need global unions,” says Noel Howell, a spokesman for the Union Network International (UNI), a federation of 900 trades unions from 150 countries. It is hard to think of a single global firm that would agree. Certainly not Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer with 1.6m workers, 1.2m of them in America. It says that unionisation is not “right” for Wal-Mart, at least in America, and that unions “do not want us to succeed”. Full story here....

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