Union Wins Two Rulings Against Wal-Mart Canada

Law360, New York (October 15, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Canada Corp. has lost two key court battles in that country, one finding the retailer acted illegally when it fired employees at a now-closed Quebec location that was the first unionized Wal-Mart in North America, and another upholding the validity of a union at a Saskatchewan store.

A three-judge panel in the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan ruled in favor of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union on Thursday, finding that a change to Canada's Trade Union Act does not apply retroactively.

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