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S.African units ready to strike against Wal-Mart

S.African units ready to strike against Wal-Mart

South African labor leaders say they will strike if necessary to force Wal-Mart to respect unions when the global retail giant makes its African debut.
In September, Wal-Mart started the process of buying South African retailer Massmart, which would give Wal-Mart its first foothold in Africa.
On Thursday, South Africa's main retail union said it would approach government trade regulators with concerns Wal-Mart was anti-union and that it could destroy local supply businesses because it sources so many of its products from China.
Besides asking regulators to set conditions on any Wal-Mart deal, Amos Mothapo says his union is prepared to strike.
Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin Gardner says the company is "committed to working constructively with the local unions."


Updated : 2021-05-09 03:23 GMT+08:00